Originally Posted by Perm
I thought it was purely on batting, in which case Tendulkar>Kallis and by a reasonable margin, as I said. If it's purely about value as a cricketer, then I'm not sure.
Looking purely at the stats, the batting isn't that big a difference! I know you can't look purely at them but:
Kallis - 9,000 @ 58 in 110 Tests with 28 centuries.
Tendulkar - 11,000 @ 55 in 140 Tests with 37 centuries.
It's an interesting comparison, that has to be said especially when you throw in 219 wickets @ 30.