Sachin Tendulkar is confident India has the batting depth and talent to overcome the absences of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in its four-Test series against Australia.

Skipper Virat Kohli will fly home after this week’s series opener in Adelaide for the birth of his first child and injured opening batsman Rohit will miss at least the first two tests.

However, Tendulkar said that India still has enough runs in the side to compensate and deliver a second successive series victory in Australia following their maiden triumph in 2018.

“Our batting has enough depth,” the 47-year-old, who remains the most prolific run-scorer in tests, said on Tuesday.

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“Rohit wasn’t there in New Zealand also, it’s not the first time that we are travelling without Rohit.

“Nothing is guaranteed … sometimes players get injured and are ruled…

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