We’re not quite sure why we never put two and two together before, but it turns out that Tino Best is Carlisle Best’s nephew.
Now, why is this significant? Well, there’s a good chance you know about Tino Best. We have a regular feature in the Twitter round-up we do for Cricinfo called ‘Tino Best’s Modesty Corner’ because he generally makes at least one outlandish boast a week. He’s magic.
Carlisle Best might be less familiar to you. If you’ve checked Cricinfo, you’ll know that his first scoring shot in Test cricket was a six, but that’s not why he love him. There is one simple reason why we love Carlisle Best. He used to commentate on his own batting.
This gave rise to our favourite cricket quote of all time:
“You can’t bowl there to Carlisle Best” – Carlisle Best.