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Virat Kohli Birthday: Top 5 partnerships Kohli has been a part of

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Kohli has been a part of many mammoth stands

Virat Kohli celebrates his 29th birthday on November 5 and millions of fans across the world are gearing up to celebrate it in grand fashion. He has been a true global superstar and a great ambassador for the game of cricket.

Kohli has always been a team man and individual records do not play on his mind often. He has forged crucial partnerships across all formats, helping the Indian team cross the finish line on a number of occasions. His stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore has also produced some breathtaking knocks, powering the team's total immensely.

Let us take a look at some of the best partnerships that Kohli has been a part of in his international career.

#5 Gautam Gambhir (224 runs against Sri Lanka)

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Kohli scored his maiden century in ODIs

India played Sri Lanka in a 5-match ODI series in 2009, after successfully becoming the no.1 Test team. India had took a 2-1 lead in the series, with the fourth match to be played at Kolkata. Sri Lanka posted a competitive 315 on the board, thanks to a magnificent century from Upul Tharanga. However, Kohli joined hands with Gambhir after the early loss of Sehwag.

The Delhi duo showed no mercy on the bowlers, blasting them to all corners of the ground. In the process, Kohli brought up his maiden ODI century and Gambhir stroked a magnificent 150. They put on a 224-run stand for the second wicket, and fittingly, Gambhir dedicated his Man of the Match award to Kohli, which was a nice gesture from the opener.

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