Lessons learnt from ODI defeats, it's time to move on from Sachin era: MS Dhoni

This is the first time since November 1996, that all four batting stalwarts from the last two decades, Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly will be missing from the Indian line-up.

updated: December 17, 2013 19:45 IST
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Johannesburg: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday, said that his young team has accepted the fact that the iconic Sachin Tendulkar is no longer available and they will have to "move on" and concentrate on the job at hand. (South Africa vs India, 1st Test preview)

The post-Tendulkar era in Indian cricket begins in Johannesburg on Tuesday, when the visitors take on a formidable South African side in what will be the real test of character for this new look Indian batting. (Indian batsmen face tough challenge: Graeme Smith)

"With the last Test match we played in India, it is 100 percent sure that Sachin won't be available for any more international series. It was always good to have him, but now that he won't be there, we have to concentrate on what he have in our hands. We have accepted that fact and moved on," Dhoni said on the eve of the first Test. (India will miss Sachin Tendulkar: Morne Morkel)

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