Virat Kohli

Axar Patel Made A Big Statement On Virat Kohli’s Health

Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli finally ended his Test century drought as he registered his 75th century in international cricket on Day 4 of the ongoing 4th Test against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Virat Kohli Played A Memorable Knock

Prior to this century against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy decider, Kohli’s last century arrived against Bangladesh in 2019. In that match, the former Indian skipper scored 136 runs from 194 balls with the help of 18 boundaries. It took him three years, three months, and 17 days to achieve this feat.

Ending his 1205-day wait for a century in the longest format of the game, Kohli slammed his 28th Test ton as he played one of the most memorable knocks of his career.


Kohli looked good to register a double century however, he eventually went back to the pavilion after scoring 186 runs off 364 balls, smashing 15 boundaries.  He was caught by Marnus Labuschagne off Todd Murphy in the 179th over.

After his knock, his wife and Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, revealed that he had batted through sickness, however, she didn’t reveal any further details about his illness.

Axar Patel On Virat Kohli’s Health

Meanwhile, Axar Patel, who had a 162-run partnership with Kohli for the sixth wicket, also refrained from giving any details but also went on to mention that Kohli’s running between the wickets did not give any indication of him being unwell.

Mitchell Starc gave a breakthrough to his side when he bowled Axar out for 79. Although Axar was disappointed to have missed out on his first Test century, he preferred to focus on the positive aspects of his innings. He also talked about his partnership with Kohli. He said:

“I don’t know, The way he was running between the wickets, it didn’t look like he was sick. The partnership with him was good.”

He added: “I’m aware of the chances that I missed. The positive out of it is I could bat the way I wanted to bat. We had a good partnership, especially when the team needed one. I’ll think about it (missing out on a hundred) when I return to my home.”