Have bat, will travel. Herschelle Gibbs is still one of the biggest names in world cricket. He's also part of a new breed of "freelance" cricketers who travel the world in search of short-term, big-money contracts.
The rise of the T20 format has split the world of cricket right down the middle. The traditionalists dismiss it as hit-and-giggle nonsense and worry whether it will spell the end of 5-day test match cricket. The pragmatists simply count the gate receipts and move onto the next fixture.
It's a global money-making phenomenon for World Cricket and the merry-go-round shows no sign of slowing down just yet.Herschelle Gibbs, one of the leading lights of T20, is typically blunt on the subject.
But perhaps surprisingly, it's not the 38-year old South African's favourite form of the game.
Gibbs – the only man to score six sixes in a World Cup over – is now basically a full-time Twenty20 player.
He spent the winter playing in Australia’s Big Bash, where he was a Perth Scorchers team-mate of Durham's Paul Collingwood, then in Bangladesh and finally in the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians.
Gibbs comes with a guarantee of excitement. His incendiary batting brings crowds to their feet. His incendiary lifestyle has often seen him in trouble with the cricketing authorities. Dark tales of marijuana smoking, drunk driving and match-fixing have blotted his career. But it's usually fun and Durham could do with some fun after a dismal start to their Championship season.
The South African's arrival in Durham helped soften the blow of losing Paul Collingwood for a month with a fractured hand. But the former England man WILL still be fit to take his turn carrying the Olympic Torch this weekend and Gibbs might just be the perfect man to light a fire under Durham's stuttering season.
Durham's T20 campaign starts this Friday (15th June) away to Yorkshire.
Watch Herschelle Gibbs full interview with ITV Tyne Tees Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke here on ITV News Online: