David Leggat waxes lyrical in praise of the great Sachin Tendulkar in this morning's Herald. We won't copy vast tracts; we merely suggest you follow the link and have a read for yourself.
What we will say is that it has been an absolute privilege to watch Tendulkar bat. From the time he scored 88 against New Zealand at age 16, there was something about this man. He is now the highest run-scorer of all time in both test matches and ODI's, and shows no signs of retiring, even though he is now 35.
He is, without doubt, the best batsman we have seen in our lifetime. The best of all time? Well, we missed Don Bradman's career by a few years, so we can't make that comparison. Much as we admire Ricky Ponting's ability with the bat, we hope that he doesn't surpass Tendulkar's records, for we know which one we'd pick first in our World XI - the Little Master.