On Day 4 of the fourth Test against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, virat kohli he finally ended his Test hundreds drought and scored his 75th century in international cricket. It took him three years, three months, and 17 days to accomplish this feat.
After Virat Kohli’s impressive hitting came to an end at 186, his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma revealed that he had batted while unwell, though she did not provide any further information about her illness.
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Axar Patel, who had a 162-run partnership with Kohli for the sixth wicket, refrained from elaborating, but did mention that Virat Kohli’s run between wickets gave no indication that he was unwell.
Axar Patel talks about his association with Virat Kohli
Mitchell Starc ended the impressive partnership between Axar and Kohli when he saw off Axar for 79. Soon after, Todd Murphy dismissed Kohli for 186, preventing him from scoring a Test two hundred.
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Although Axar was disappointed to have missed out on his first Test century, he preferred to focus on the positives of his innings. He expressed his satisfaction with his ability to hit according to his plan and his contribution in building a valuable partnership with Virat Kohli when the team called for it.
“I don’t know, from the way he was running between the wickets, he didn’t look like he was sick. The association with him was good.”
“I am aware of the opportunities I missed. The positive thing about it is that he could hit the way he wanted to hit. We had a good partnership, especially when the team needed it. I’ll think about it (losing a hundred) when I get back home.”
After playing a lengthy innings, Virat Kohli was dismissed for 186 runs, missing his eighth double century by a narrow margin when he was caught by Marnus Labuschagne off Todd Murphy’s bowl.
With Shreyas Iyer injured, Kohli was the last Indian wicket to fall, and India finished their first innings at 571/9, taking a 91-run lead against Australia. By the end of play on the fourth day, Australia had scored three runs without losing any wickets in their second innings, with Matthew Kuhnemann (0 not out) and Travis Head (3 not out) batting six overs in the final session.
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