29032017-TT-01.qxd 3/28/2017 10:14 PM Page 1 13 established in 1881 wednesday, march 29, 2017 uttarakhand chandigarh | gurgaon | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 137 no. 86 | 22 pages | ~3.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Smith sorry, Kohli unfriends Aussies Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Dharamsala, March 28 After losing the BorderGavaskar Trophy to India, Australia have also lost some friends in the host country. At the very least, they’ve lost the friendship of Virat Kohli, which he himself revealed after India won the fourth Test by eight wickets to take the series 2-1. Before the series started, Kohli said he was “really good friends” with some of the Australians, with whom he’s shared the dressing room in the IPL. Today, Kohli emphatically said: “It has changed for sure. I thought that was the case (about he being friends with the Australians), but it has changed for sure.” “As I said, in the heat of the battle, you want to be com- Virat Kohli is greeted by Steve Smith after the Test on Tuesday. PTI petitive but yeah I have been proven wrong,” he said. “The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won’t hear me say that ever again.” The bitterly fought series was marred by acrimonious on-field spats which saw the players sledging, making faces and hurling abuses. The animosity carried on off the field too with accusations of unfair play: At Bengaluru, Kohli stopped just short of calling his counterpart a cheat. Yesterday, Smith called Murali Vijay a cheat. After the match, Smith apologised for losing “control” over his emotions, without specifying any particular incident. “It’s been pretty intense throughout the series,” he said. “At times, I have lost control over my emotions. I apologise for that. At times I have been in my own bubble and have let my emotions slip.” The boards too had jumped in. CA’s chief made a personal comment against Kohli; BCCI opened up a front online. Smith said he was “disappointed” it had uploaded a conversation between Ravindra Jadeja and Mathew Wade. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is a fountainhead of intense rivalry. ‘Monkeygate’ involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds in 2008 remains the chart-topper. Edit: India wins over Australia ‘Race’ attack on Africans, MEA reaches out is barbaric and ❝ Thismotivated. There is racially Simran Sodhi Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 28 The spotlights were turned inwards today as African students protested the “racial” attacks on them in Greater Noida. The government was quick to get into an imagecontrol mode with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reaching out to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who assured an “impartial” investigation. Five persons have reportedly been arrested. An African student, Sadiq a false perception about African people. We are accused of abductions and murder. It is a hate crime towards us. Samuel Jack, AFRICAN STUDENTS’ BODY CHIEF <
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