August 30, 2009

Australian cricket

Hughes to pick Sachin's brains

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Life has come a full circle barely few months into international cricket for Australian opener Phillip Hughes. After a sensational debut series in South Africa, he failed to live up to the hype in the Ashes and was expectedly dumped after two Tests. The determination to set things right has led him to set up an appointment with Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai on Monday. Hughes is in India to train in Nagpur under the guidance of his coach Neil D'Costa, who’s the head coach of a local academy. Hughes stresses that he will get the most out of Tendulkar, even if it takes the whole night.

"I'll chew his ear off,” Hughes told the Australian. “I've got questions about a lot of things that I want to ask him. I like getting around and talking to the guys who have been around for a long time." Keep an eye on Twitter for updates.

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