India will miss Tendulkar in Champions Trophy: Kumble

Former captain Anil Kumble Sunday said India will miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar when they enter the field for the first time without the batting great in a world-level tournament but insisted the team has enough young talent to do the job in the Champions Trophy. “It is never easy but the Indian team has a good set-up.

“It will be the first time India will be in a world championship without the great man but I strongly believe they have a good record and a good team to go out there and do really well,” Kumble was quoted as saying in an ICC release.

Describing Sachin Tendulkar’s impact on world cricket, Kumble said it won’t be easy to replace someone like Tendulkar in the ODI format. “It is never easy to replace someone like Sachin Tendulkar. Not just because of his on-field credentials but what he brings outside of it in terms of the respect that the team gets. Read more