When Virat Kohli scored the first century of his career, got a ‘new mobile’ because of Gautam Gambhir

Virat Kohli Birthday: Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has turned 35. He celebrates his birthday on 5 November. King Kohli is seen batting strongly in the World Cup these days, but is getting out even after getting close to his century.

He equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries in ODIs. For which fans were eagerly waiting. The relationship between Kohli and Centurion started almost 14 years ago today. Interestingly, Kohli had scored the first century of his career, but the Man of the Match award went to Gautam Gambhir, but Gambhir had named his award after Virat Kohli. Yes, let us tell you the whole story.

The first century scored against Sri Lanka, in fact, the year King Kohli started his international career in 2008. He made his debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla in 2008, but failed to score a century despite playing 5 matches that year. Then came the year 2009, but he could not score a century till November. When the Sri Lankan team came to India in December, King Kohli got this opportunity.

He scored a brilliant century while batting at number four in the fourth ODI played at Eden Gardens on 24 December 2009. Kohli scored 107 runs in 114 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six, while Gautam Gambhir also batted from the other end and scored unbeaten 150 runs in 137 balls with the help of 14 fours. There was a partnership of 224 runs between Kohli and Gambhir. Chasing Sri Lanka’s target of 316 runs, the Indian batsmen won the match by 7 wickets in 48.1 overs.

The special thing is that Gautam Gambhir was chosen Man of the Match after his brilliant batting, but he announced to give the award to Virat Kohli. Kohli was given a check of Rs 1 lakh and a new mobile phone along with the man of the match award. He looked very happy. The fight between Kohli and Gambhir during the IPL had become a topic of discussion in the circles of cricket.