Cape Town: Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, who is currently in South Africa for a challenging 56-day tour, has been away from cricket for the last one month. The flamboyant Delhi right-hander, who tied the knot with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Tuscany, Italy on December 11, had been rested for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka which Men in Blue won under the captaincy of stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma. Kohli, who left for South Africa with Anushka after hosting two receptions in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively, possibly wears his wedding ring in his neck during practice sessions, according to a photograph which has gone viral on social media.
Kohli’s photograph with a fan, where a ring can be seen hanging from his neck with a chain, has been doing the rounds on the Internet.“HUSBAND GOALS Virat wears his wedding ring on the neck with a chain whenever out for a practice session. The husband Virat Kohli is inevitably Goals,” said a caption on the picture.
In one of the most awaited weddings in tinsel town and the playing fields, the two were married in a private ceremony, attended by close family members and friends, at a resort in Tuscany, Italy.
“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you,” Sharma and Kohli said on Twitter, posting pictures of the wedding ceremony.
The bride looked resplendent in a pink Sabyasachi wedding lehenga, while the groom looked dapper in a colour-coordinated sherwani from the same designer.
“This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey,” they said in identical Tweets.
Sharma and Kohli, who were married with Hindu wedding rituals, went on to host two receptions – one in New Delhi on December 21 followed by another bash in Mumbai for their industry friends and cricketers on December 26.
The celebrity couple, who had been dating for four years, were tight-lipped about their wedding plans despite the hype in the media.
The rumours intensified after Kohli was rested for the remaining ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Sharma and Kohli first met on the sets of a commercial.