Watch: Virat Kohli kisses his wedding ring after smashing ton, gets a standing ovation from Anushka Sharma
After taking a dig at Joe Root for his mic-drop celebration during the One Day International series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli got India out of a very difficult situation in the first Test against England at Edgbaston. Team India, after a superb display with the ball, failed to show similar form with the bat but Virat Kohli made sure that his team reaches a respectable total in the first innings.
Kohli scored a beautiful 149 of 225 deliveries which saw India reach 274 runs, 13 runs short of England’s total of 289. Virat celebrated his ton in style and dedicated the same to his wife Anushka Sharma who was present in the stands and has often been criticized when Kohli has failed to deliver.
I REMEMBER SAYING TO @ViratAnushka15 that I want anushka to be present for 1st test and want virat to score century in front of her . today that happened 😊 virat scored 149, anushka was there in the stands ,kissed wedding ring, blew kiss to her through bat #ViratKohli #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/20kWyaXH6X
— VIRAT KOHLI 😍FANGIRL 😍 (@prakathiram) August 2, 2018
Virat dug into his jersey after scoring his hundred and fished out his engagement ring that he wears on a chain around his neck. Virat, who tied the knot with Anushka last December, then looked at the stands and kissed his ring.
The ton came at a very crucial time for Virat and it was his maiden century in England. The team was finding it hard to stay put at the crease at 169/7 at one time. But it was the captain who kept his cool and built partnerships with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav to add 105 more runs before being dismissed.
It was a beautiful moment to witness after India were bowled out as a smiling Anushka Sharma was caught clapping and cheering for his husband for his valiant performance.
— Raaj STR ♔ (@rajstr686) August 2, 2018
India ended Day 2 with the upper hand as Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Alastair Cook out in the last ball of the day’s play. England were 9/1 when the stumps were drawn.