"It's amusing all our guys (Indian media) ask about cricket as the first thing and you (Australian journalist) ask about something controversial", said Kohli.
Indian captain Virat Kohli, it seems, has not completely recovered from his shoulder injury sustained during the third Test against Australia in Ranchi.
Since the Decision Review System (DRS) row in the second Test in Bengaluru, the Australian media have upped their attack on Kohli. "Just like President Trump, Kohli chose to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face".
Kohli has made only 46 runs in five innings in the series but India can not afford to miss their leader in the crucial match.
Having said all of the above, Lawson acknowledged, "Kohli's worth as a player saying But he's a great, great player".
Farhart, who worked tirelessly on Kohli's shoulder after he strained it on day one, remains friends with many members of Australia's Test side.
OK, that comparison might be a little extreme, because Kohli doesn't consciously try to get people sent off, but you get the point - for anyone not deeply associated with Indian cricket, Kohli can be, well, a little hard to get into the endearing zone. Asked about this, Pujara said India weren't too fussed about the conditions they may be playing in.
The ICC brought Smith and Kohli together for a clear-the-air meeting after that Test, where Smith claimed the incident was a "brain fade".
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has been hitting the headlines for his odd reasons. Both the bodies were condemned for lack of action against Kohli.
It also got the Australian cricket media's goat.
The last time he batted in a Test match, Pujara did not loft the ball once. "VIRAT Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport", an article in the Daily telegraph read.
"It's one of those things we used to say as opposition players - you'd love to have him (Kohli) in your side because he has that passion and drive and he's a gun player, everyone knows that".
India (for fourth Test): Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Mohammed Shami. However, former Australian skipper Michael Clarke came out strongly in support of Kohli when he said some two or three Australian reporters were trying to tarnish Indian skipper's image.