IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma denies claims of Virat Kohli being sick during the fourth Test

Axar Patel, with whom Kohli stitched a 162-run partnership for the sixth wicket, too, said that the batter didn't look sick despite playing for so long in the scorching heat of Ahmedabad.

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Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: BCCI)

After Virat Kohli scored his 75th international century in the recently concluded fourth and final Test between India and Australia, talks of the batter being sick while achieving the milestone had started doing rounds which have now been put to rest by Indian captain Rohit Sharma.

After Kohli achieved the feat, popular Bollywood actress and his wife Anushka Sharma took to social media to reveal that Kohli managed to pull off that milestone despite being sick which in itself was inspiring enough. 

"Playing through sickness with this composure. Inspiring me always," Anushka wrote in an Instagram story.

This was later re-iterated by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's wife Prithi Narayanan. She backed Anushka's words and said that Kohli managed to achieve success while battling a fever.

"When your fever breaks and tada!," Narayanan captioned her Instagram story bearing a picture of Kohli's celebration post his 75th century.

However, when asked about the same during the press conference after the closure of the fourth Test between India and Australia, skipper Rohit Sharma said that he didn't think Kohli was sick. Sharma also asked the media to not believe all that is seen on social media.

"Don't believe what you see on social media. Don't think Virat was sick, just that he was coughing a bit," said Rohit.

It didn't look like he was sick: Axar

Kohli's teammate with whom he shared a 162-run partnership for the sixth wicket, Axar Patel also mentioned that Kohli didn't look to be sick going by his fitness and the way he was running between the wickets.

"I don't know. The way he was running between the wickets, it didn't look like he was sick. In such hot weather, he forged such a great partnership and ran so well. It was fun batting with him," said the left-arm spinner.

Courtesy of Kohli's mesmerising knock, India managed to take a lead against Australia after the termination of the first innings and were also able to draw the game, thus ensuring qualification to the World Test Championship final, after Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand in a nail-biting thriller.

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