Wellington, Mar 16(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke looked keen to put his personal controversies behind when he resumed training today for the first Test against New Zealand.
Clarke had skipped the last three games of the Chappell Hadlee ODI series against New Zealand to sort out his relationship with fianci Lara Bingle.
He flew back to Sydney after Bingle gave an interview to a magazine over a nude picture scandal. In the interview, she claimed that her former boyfriend had circulated the photo of her taken in a shower during their relationship in 2006.
According to reports, Clarke had opposed to Bingle granting the interview and it is believed that the story caused a rift between the couple.
The 28-year-old is now keen to turn his focus back to cricket after his management last week announced that the pair's engagement was off.
Meanwhile, Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger said that Clarke would be fine for Friday's first Test at Basin Reserve in Wellington.
"It will take his mind off everything that's going on and I reckon it'll be great for him," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bollinger, as saying.
"He'll be great around the group and great playing cricket. He'll be all right, he'll be fine," he added. (ANI)