Originally Posted by Shri
Would be a **** all time XI no doubt if you use such irrelevant criteria.
Haha, well not really. Ratings don't exist in vacuum, they reflect some sort of reality. Very high peak rating reflects a ruthlessness at some stage of career where it was near impossible to dismiss a batsman. Ratings aside, you can look at Tendulkar's career and you will find he hasn't had such a period, even during his peak years in 90's. You'd know it even from your memory.
It's an odd one though because I pick in my XI batsmen that I rate below him in a general list of ATGs based on overall careers.