Showering praise on Sachin Tendulkar, former South African pacer and England
bowling coach Allan Donald said the Mumbaikar is the best batsman of present
era and deserves to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket.
Donald said the veteran Indian willower, who became the third player to accumulate
11,000 Test runs during the second day's play of the second cricket Test against
England, was the best in the business and could carry on for a few more years.
"In my era, I think he is the best player I have ever
had the pleasure of playing against. He is something special, very freakish,
and I think that what he has done for the game and his country has been absolutely
phenomenal," Donald said while paying tribute to Tendulkar.
Donald said Tendulkar can carry on playing for a few more years
and can go past Brian Lara's record of scoring most number of Test runs (11,953).
"There is a lot more cricket in Tendulkar. He still looks
so boyish. It's is a bit scary to notice how many hundreds he has notched up
in Test cricket and not to mention those one-day hundreds.