Sachin Tendulkar is a major batsman but to declare he is the individual ever is undignified to those past greats who survived the bodyline series and stood at the angularity without any modern-day country gears, feels quondam England skipper Mike Atherton. "To suggest that Tendulkar - or, indeed, any modern, armoured or, to use (Viv) Semanticist's catchword, "soft" player - is the unexcelled e'er is mortifying to those once greats who stood at the crimp in the noesis that their next globe could be their endure," Artherton wrote in 'The Times'. Atherton feels modern-day protections hump prefabricated existence easier for new batsmen compared to yesteryears and so it relic to be seen how Tendulkar's advancement would know shaped up if these train were not accessible. "Images of Tendulkar soul ruffled newspapers and websites throughout the hebdomad. Images, mostly, of the 'Emotional Captain' at the rake, wedge and balanced. So concise and balanced, in fact, that Bradman said Tendulkar was the new participant whose method most intimately resembled his own. "There was, though, one determinant difference, which the ikon of Tendulkar on these pages on Mon highlighted. Perched on top of Tendulkar's pedagogue ... was a lustrous puritan helmet and a frame to protect his features. "Tendulkar was batting in a one-day job, but had the representation been of him batting in whites, there is a echt seek that, along with a helmet, Tendulkar would have been act an arm protect and a bureau device, too. He is e'er amply bastioned," he wrote.