Tino Best says he could not turn down the chance to follow West Indies greats Malcolm Marshall and Gordon Greenidge in playing for Hampshire.
Best, 34, signed a short-term deal with the county on Monday as injury cover for fellow countryman Fidel Edwards.
“I’m like a kid in a candy store,” he told BBC Radio Solent. “I’m really blessed to have this opportunity and I’m ready to bowl as hard as I can.”
Barbados-born fast bowler Best has joined Hampshire as a Kolpak signing.
His last international appearance came in January 2014 and the move to Hampshire will be his second spell in county cricket, having played for Yorkshire in 2010.