August 30, 2009 / 2:49 PM / 8 years ago

Hughes turns to Tendulkar after Ashes disappointment

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Australia's Phillip Hughes looks on after batting during a training session before their third Ashes cricket test match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham July 28, 2009.Philip Brown/Files

CHENNAI (Reuters) - Dumped Australia opener Phillip Hughes has set up a date with Sachin Tendulkar where he hopes to learn from the Indian stalwart's experiences following his own Ashes meltdown.

The 20-year-old left-hander lost his spot to all-rounder Shane Watson after the second test at Lord's. Australia lost the series 2-1.

"I'll chew his ear off. I've got questions about a lot of things that I want to ask him," Hughes told the Times of India newspaper on Sunday.

"I like getting around and talking to the guys who have been around for a long time."

Hughes, who scored a century in each innings in his second test after scoring a duck on debut, is in the western Indian city of Nagpur with his coach Neil D'Costa, who is head coach of a regional cricket academy in the city.

The paper said Tendulkar, who holds several international batting records, will meet Hughes in Mumbai on Monday.

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