Tino Best
Tino Best launched a book named ‘Mind the Windows’ Getty Images

West Indies fast bowler Tino Best has been making headlines for after the launch of his autobiography ‘Mind the Windows’. The fiery pacer has written a chapter on his experience in playing former India batsmen and cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar. Like every other cricketer, it was his dream as well to play against the Master Blaster. He also walked how he felt when played in front of the boisterous Indian crowd. Along with this, Best has bravely written about his personal turn of event that has taken the cricket fans by storm. Best has 98 international wickets and recently replaced Fidel Edwards for Hampshire. Read: West Indies cricket can be improved by preparing good pitches: Tino Best

Best told Widen Cricket in an interview about how overwhelmed and fortunate he felt when he bowled Tendulkar. He said, “The air and oxygen around that man is holy. Playing against Sachin was a childhood dream come true and I finally played against him in his last Test match. After watching him in the 1992 World Cup as a child and then playing against him was just phenomenal. I was charging in and trying to bowl as quick as I could at him. More than picking up his wicket, I wanted to impress him. I wanted his respect and well, he gave me that. And that s all I needed, that s all I wanted. I gained the legend s respect.”

As many writers have written about Sachin humility, Best had few thins to add as well, “It goes on to show his humility and grace on the game, and how amazing he is as a human being, that when he crossed fifty, he came to me, patted me on my back, and said keep on trying, son .” Tino Best reveals he has slept with 500-650 women in his autobiography, Mind the Windows

Along with showering praises on Tendulkar, Best has high regards for Team India’s ODI and T20 captain MS Dhoni. He added, “Those things, as a ten year old watching him, and then bowling in his final Test, and then him saying that thing to me it was special. I call the chapter Incredible India, because of how big the game is in there, and the energy. Some 40,000 people were shouting Tino sucks (in Mumbai) and I was loving it, saying yeah, India knows my name! I don t mind getting hit for fours and sixes but even to get MS Dhoni s wicket a couple of times when I have played against him is immense. I rate myself for that.”