India vs Australia: Virat Kohli's Absence Will Create "Void" For India, Says Sachin Tendulkar
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said captain Virat Kohli's departure will leave a "void" for India in their Test tour of Australia, but added that it will hand a golden opportunity to a younger player. Kohli will only lead the side in the first of the four Tests, starting in Adelaide on December 17, before returning home for the birth of his first child. There have been calls from some veterans for Kohli, India's skipper in all three formats, to hand over some of his captaincy duties permanently. Tendulkar would not join that debate, but said India's "bench strength" would help as they bid to win a second straight Test series win in Australia.