[The Little Master]
News that Sachin has become the highest scoring test batsman ever should not be a surprise;for, he has long been the best batman in the world. And, yes, I'm including Brian Lara in this as well.
As good as Lara is, he can not really challenge the Little Master.
What Lara is is a great entertainer - in the West Indian tradition.
What Tendulkar is is technically the best batsman for many a moon - perhaps since Bradman.
The stats don't lie. Long may he reign. Many congratulations!