India will miss Sachin Tendulkar's experience when they tour South Africa in December, feels Jacques Kallis. Tendulkar retired from cricket on November 16 after playing his 200th Test in Mumbai. He had quit ODIs in 2012. The veteran South African all-rounder said in an interview that Tendulkar's solidity in the middle-order will make Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team vulnerable on pacy South African tracks.
Speaking to Times of India, Kallis said, "One of the many things that Sachin brought to the setup was experience of playing in the South African conditions. In his absence, India would certainly miss that." Tendulkar scored two Test centuries when India last toured South Africa in 2010-2011. (Read: Full interview in Times of India)
Thirty-eight-year-old Kallis is seven shy of Tendulkar's record 51 Test centuries, but the South African all-rounder, arguably one of the best in modern cricket, said he has never thought of chasing Tendulkar's numbers. "This is not on my mind and let me tell you, it's certainly not something what drives me," Kallis said. (Read: What went on at Sachin's dinner party)