I like the way he's come into the side and together with Hazlewood they can form a really potent opening partnership. If I'm 100 per cent fit for the game is the only condition that I will take the field.
Ganguly said India might not play five bowlers if Kohli missed out as the likes of Rahane and Nair have not really fired yet. I experienced it in Ranchi that when you have reactive moments is when the main magnitude of your injury comes out and those are the things we need to keep in mind. So many people are saying to me it is the best series they have seen in India since 2001.
However, defeat could see Australia overtaken by South Africa as the number two Test side behind top-ranked India, with the Proteas now playing a series against New Zealand.
"When we put these things in place the first thing I said was "I'm not different from anybody else", Kohli said on Friday.
With the series level at 1-1, the 27-year-old, however, has set his eyes on a victory which would give Australia their first series win since 2004 in India, which former captain Steve Waugh termed the "final frontier".
While down on runs, Kohli remains the heartbeat of the Indian team with his inspirational leadership, on-field presence and ability to rile the Australians.
Kohli said the injury hampered his normal range of movement, and that he ran the risk of aggravating it while fielding, though not while batting.
Even in case Kohli does not play in the final Test, Gavaskar said Australia will not have the mental edge over the Indians. As a fielder, you want to contribute a certain way. "I think it'll take a reasonable amount of spin as the game goes on".
Australian captain Steve Smith addresses a press conference on the eve of the 4th Test against India at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, on Friday. On the physical toll of spending more than two complete days in the field in the last match, Hazlewood said, "You're probably going to bowl that many overs in a Test match, it's just the fact we did it one go".
"Ricky Ponting was a similar type of player; he'd roll his sleeves up, get stuck in, he'd go into bat pad if he needed to and led by example".
"I think it's fair to say thateveryone is surprised the way Australian team has performed over there (in India)". I don't really think when I am batting out there in the middle.
With controversies involving either side in the ongoing India-Australia series refusing to die down, India's inform right-handed batsman Cheteshwar Pujara today said that the tasteless comments were dominating headlines instead of cricketing achievements. "As I said, I have to give it a few more hours and take that call".
"We have quality players in the side who want to step up given these opportunities".