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Hughes turns to Indian guru for lessons

cricket Updated: Aug 24, 2009 23:23 IST

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Australain opener Phillips Huges, according to the

The Australian

, has decided to spend a week in the subcontinent on his way home from the Ashes to get some coaching, a bit of expert advice and also to talk to prospective Indian Premier League sides. Primarily Hughes wants to work with batting coach Neil D’Costa who has relocated to India.

The coach and player have a close relationship and have worked together for a number of seasons now.

D’Costa used to run a cricket academy in Sydney and is also credited with nurturing Michael Clark, but he recently took up a job establishing a private academy in Nagpur.

While in India Hughes also hopes to have a lunch date with Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar and hopes to tap his brain for some batting hints and there is some hope he may even have a training session with the great.