Shane Warne can say what he wants, says Michael Clarke

Diplomatic Australian skipper Clarke calls former teammate and spin-king his friend and mentor; Siddle and Johnson say Warne's comments no distraction.

updated: January 31, 2013 19:57 IST
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New Delhi: Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has reacted diplomatically to Shane Warne's outburst against Cricket Australia's bosses. Clarke said Warne was entitled to his opinion and can say whatever he likes.

"The people who make the decisions on who gets employed, they'll definitely take notice. They'll read what Warnie had to say. And I'm sure they'll do whatever they have to do," said Clarke on Thursday.

In a report published in, two other current Australian players, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson, felt Warne's blog post recommending several changes in cricket administration were not a distraction.

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