New Delhi: South African pace legend Allan Donald feels cricket would be a poorer sport once Sachin Tendulkar retires from the scene as the Indian veteran is "Maradona and Pele put together" for the game.
"Sachin Tendulkar's charm goes beyond the field. For cricket he is Maradona and Pele put together, it is as simple as that. Cricket will be a poorer sport when he quits the game. He has been unbelievably special," the 46-year-old South African has written in the upcoming book 'Sachin - Cricketer of the Century', authored by Vimal Kumar and set to hit the stands later this month.
Donald said whenever he is asked about the greatest in the game, the first name that comes to his mind is Tendulkar.