DUBAI: India’s cricket team captain Virat Kohli sent Twitter into a frenzy Monday when he reached 153 runs in a match against South Africa and celebrated by kissing his wedding ring.
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
True relationship goals So proud of you both @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/EHtqhygfDb
— Anushka Sharma FC™ (@AnushkaSFanCIub) January 15, 2018
All those who called @imVkohli a flat wicket bully, in your face
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
— HBD VJS|Namruta (@Beeblebrroxx) January 15, 2018
Heard commentators on the radio saying "He kissed his wedding ring"
I literally couldn't control, I cried with 3 colleagues sitting around and staring at me!
— Mrugaja Bhave (@mrugajabhave1) January 15, 2018