Virat Kohli turns 31, pens letter to 15-year-old self
Indian cricket team skipper and of the fittest athletes in the world, Virat Kohli turns 31 today. As wishes pour in for the player from fans and friends around the world, Virat took it to his social handles to post a note for his 15-year-old self.
"My journey and life's lessons explained to a 15-year old me. Well, I tried my best writing this down. Do give it a read. ?? #NoteToSelf": he captioned his post.
In the letter, where he refers to himself as Chiku, Virat addresses the importance of the journey than the destination. He also asks his younger self to follow his dreams and not worry about the people who might dislike him in the future.
He concludes the letter on a funny note asking 'Chiku' to savour the parathas now for it's going to be a luxury in the future.
Read the full version of the letter:
First of all, a very happy birthday! I am sure you have a lot of questions for me about your future. I am sorry but I am not going to answer too many of them. Because not knowing what's in store makes every surprise sweet, every challenge thrilling and every disappointment an opportunity to learn. you don't realize it today but it's more about the journey than the destination. And the journey is SUPER!
What I will tell you is that life has big things in store for you Virat. But you need to be ready for each and every opportunity that comes your way. Grab it and when it comes and never take what you have for granted. You will fail. Everyone does. Just promise yourself to rise. And if at first, you don't, try again.
You will be loved by many and will be disliked too. By some who don't even know you. Don't care about them, keep believing in yourself.
I know you're thinking those shoes dad did not gift you today. They mean nothing when compared to the hug he gave you this morning or the joke he cracked about your height. Cherish this. I know he can seem strict at times. But that's because he wants the best for you. You feel that our parents don't understand us sometimes. But remember this - only our family loves us unconditionally. Love them back, respect them and spend all the time you can with them. Tell Dad you love him. A lot. Tell him today. Tell him tomorrow. Tell him more often.
Finally, just follow your heart, chase your dreams, be kind and show the world how dreaming big makes all the difference. Be you.
And...savour those parathas buddy! They'll become quite a luxury in years to come.
Make every day super!