Kohli, who married Bollywood star Anushka Sharma in December, made no secret of his love for his wife when he celebrated the milestone by kissing the ring, which was held on a chain around his neck.
The move was lauded by fans, especially as the Bollywood actress has received blame by disgruntled fans when Kohli’s performance has been less than stellar in the past.
Kohli hit a masterly 153 in India’s first innings of 307 to stay in touch in Centurion, even though South Africa stretched a 28-run first-innings lead to 118 by scoring 90 for two in their second batting effort on a storm-shortened afternoon.
Fans went wild for the move and took to Twitter to share the love.
Virat Kohli proudly showed everyone his engagement ring and kissed it after scoring 150* against South Africa today— Anushka Sharma FC™ (@AnushkaSFanCIub) January 15, 2018
True relationship goals So proud of you both @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/EHtqhygfDb
All those who called @imVkohli a flat wicket bully, in your face— HBD VJS|Namruta (@Beeblebrroxx) January 15, 2018
The only captain to score a test century in SA after Sachin
That kiss to his wedding ring though#INDvsSA #INDvSA #Kohli #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/H2XC0k7cuh
Heard commentators on the radio saying "He kissed his wedding ring"— Mrugaja Bhave (@mrugajabhave1) January 15, 2018
I literally couldn't control, I cried with 3 colleagues sitting around and staring at me!