Run getting is a feature that makes cricket so very interesting. With the advant of Twenty20, it appears to be moving to be greatly in favour of batsmen. Yet one must give the top batsmen credit for the runs they have amassed in the different forms of the game. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar needs no intrdoduction to followers of cricket the world over. Yesterday he reached a peak unsurpassed so far when he became the first man to score more than 12,000 Test runs. Many have not scored 12,000 runs in a lifetime of cricket, leave alone in Tests fought against opponents for nearly two decades. Ever since he made his debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old with precocious talent, it was clear that Sachin was to be a master in times to come.