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2-3 reporters trying to tarnish Virat�s image: Clarke

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NEW DELHI, March 22: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli should not be �bothered� by a couple of Australian journalists who are trying to �tarnish his image�.

Australia�s Daily Telegraph in its report had compared Kohli to the US president Donald Trump.

�Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face,� the report stated to Kohli�s allegations about Australian team disrespecting physio Patrick Farhart. However Clarke today firmly supported the feisty Indian captain.

�Comparing Virat Kohli with Donald Trump � what a load of s*** is that. What Virat did, even Smith would have. Bear in mind, I love Kohli and the Australian public love him. I always somehow find an Australian in him the way he plays and I absolutely love how he accepts challenges. It�s just two or three reporters who are trying to tarnish him but Virat shouldn�t be bothered,� Clarke told a news channel today.

Clarke said even Steve Smith won�t be bothered by what Australian media is writing.

�I don�t think even Steve Smith would bother about what the Australian media is saying. In fact both the captains would be telling their teams to concentrate on how to win in Dharamshala.

�It is more like the Ashes 2005 we played where every Test was life and death and the players gave it all on the field. But off the field, both teams remained friends. It is only befitting of the way this series has been played that it will be decided in the last Test.�� PTI

Federer on course for No.1: Wawrinka

Miami, March 22: Roger Federer�s comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.

Federer beat Wawrinka in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday for his second win of the year following his triumph in the Australian Open � his 18th grand slam title and his first in four and a half years.

Those wins have propelled the Swiss master to sixth in the world as he makes excellent progress after a six-month layoff caused by a knee injury.

Compatriot Wawrinka believes that not only is Federer back in form but he is playing in a noticeably different manner that gives him a chance to return to the pinnacle of the rankings.

�He�s playing really well, what is different maybe is he is playing closer from the baseline, preferring, using less his slice, he is using more top spin, putting more pressure all the time, returning better that�s the difference I seem,� Wawrinka said yesterday at the Miami Open.

�For sure he has a shot for number one, he has just won the first Masters final. For sure he has a big shot,� he told reporters.

Andre Agassi holds the record for being the oldest player to hold the men�s No.1 ranking, at the age of 33.

�It is going to be interesting to see. Rafa (Nadal) is playing well also and we will see when Novak (Djokovic) and Andy (Murray) are back from injury, it is going to be really interesting for tennis fans,� Wawrinka said.

Wawrinka said it wasn�t a shock to see Federer, who now has 90 career titles, back to such form but that he was particularly impressed by his movement.

�From him nothing is a surprise, but for sure to see him moving that well at that age it is something amazing. It is good for me to see that you can be at the top (at that age). It is amazing to see how he is playing after a six-month injury.� � AFP

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2-3 reporters trying to tarnish Virat�s image: Clarke

NEW DELHI, March 22: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli should not be �bothered� by a couple of Australian journalists who are trying to �tarnish his image�.

Australia�s Daily Telegraph in its report had compared Kohli to the US president Donald Trump.

�Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face,� the report stated to Kohli�s allegations about Australian team disrespecting physio Patrick Farhart. However Clarke today firmly supported the feisty Indian captain.

�Comparing Virat Kohli with Donald Trump � what a load of s*** is that. What Virat did, even Smith would have. Bear in mind, I love Kohli and the Australian public love him. I always somehow find an Australian in him the way he plays and I absolutely love how he accepts challenges. It�s just two or three reporters who are trying to tarnish him but Virat shouldn�t be bothered,� Clarke told a news channel today.

Clarke said even Steve Smith won�t be bothered by what Australian media is writing.

�I don�t think even Steve Smith would bother about what the Australian media is saying. In fact both the captains would be telling their teams to concentrate on how to win in Dharamshala.

�It is more like the Ashes 2005 we played where every Test was life and death and the players gave it all on the field. But off the field, both teams remained friends. It is only befitting of the way this series has been played that it will be decided in the last Test.�� PTI

Federer on course for No.1: Wawrinka

Miami, March 22: Roger Federer�s comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.

Federer beat Wawrinka in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday for his second win of the year following his triumph in the Australian Open � his 18th grand slam title and his first in four and a half years.

Those wins have propelled the Swiss master to sixth in the world as he makes excellent progress after a six-month layoff caused by a knee injury.

Compatriot Wawrinka believes that not only is Federer back in form but he is playing in a noticeably different manner that gives him a chance to return to the pinnacle of the rankings.

�He�s playing really well, what is different maybe is he is playing closer from the baseline, preferring, using less his slice, he is using more top spin, putting more pressure all the time, returning better that�s the difference I seem,� Wawrinka said yesterday at the Miami Open.

�For sure he has a shot for number one, he has just won the first Masters final. For sure he has a big shot,� he told reporters.

Andre Agassi holds the record for being the oldest player to hold the men�s No.1 ranking, at the age of 33.

�It is going to be interesting to see. Rafa (Nadal) is playing well also and we will see when Novak (Djokovic) and Andy (Murray) are back from injury, it is going to be really interesting for tennis fans,� Wawrinka said.

Wawrinka said it wasn�t a shock to see Federer, who now has 90 career titles, back to such form but that he was particularly impressed by his movement.

�From him nothing is a surprise, but for sure to see him moving that well at that age it is something amazing. It is good for me to see that you can be at the top (at that age). It is amazing to see how he is playing after a six-month injury.� � AFP