Dropped Hughes sought Tendulkar's wise counsel over lunch

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Sydney, Sep.13 (ANI): Out of favour Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes had lunch and a long one-hour chat with Sachin Tendulkar when he was in India. He also spent some time in Nagpur with his coach Neil D' Costa, who is contracted to the Vidarbha Cricket Association academy.

"The first thing Phillip said when he arrived was 'I can't change the past, but I can prepare for the future'," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted D'Costa, as saying from Nagpur.

"He got dropped and it was upsetting, but Phillip knows that in the Australian cricket team there are no apprenticeships. At that moment in time the selectors thought it was best he was not in the team and so be it. Phillip has already moved on from that," he added.

"He was extremely mature about his work over here," D'Costa said.

Hughes's next assignment will be the shortest form of the game, the Champions League in South Africa. (ANI)

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