Sachin Tendulkar is confident India have the batting depth and talent to overcome the absences of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in their four-Test series against Australia.
“Our batting has enough depth,” the 47-year-old, who remains the most prolific run-scorer in Tests, said by telephone late on Tuesday.
“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 out of a tournament or an entire series. One has to be prepared to play without whoever that individual is.
“Eventually it is about the team, not about individuals.”