AHMEDABAD: Bollywood actor Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma on Sunday claimed that her husband was sick during his brilliant innings of 186 runs against Australia, their victory. First Test ton in three years.
The star batsman ended his long drought with the bat on the fourth day of the fourth Test against Australia to power India’s first innings reply in Ahmedabad.
After playing a marathon innings of 364 balls in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the world’s biggest cricket stadium, Kohli finally succumbed to Todd Murphy’s off-spin in the final session.
In an Instagram story posted after the superstar cricketer’s 75th international century, Anushka Wrote: “Playing with the disease with such courage. Always impressing me.”
Axar Patel, who shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 162 with Kohli in India’s 571 all out in reply to Australia’s 480, said Kohli was unwell.
“That (he was sick) I don’t know, but the way he was running between the wickets, it didn’t look like he was sick,” Aksar told reporters.
The way he got the partnership this summer and ran between the wickets, it was good batting with him.
Dubbed “King Kohli” for his brilliant runs, the maestro scored his 28th Test century with a single off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the second session to bring the house down in Ahmedabad.
Kohli suffered a long batting spell in 2021 and 2022, during which he lost the Indian captaincy, one of the most stressful jobs in the world game.
Kohli, 34, has spoken about his mental health struggles during his dry spell, including how he has been “tight” with Sharma, with whom he has a young daughter. .