Savour those parathas buddy: Birthday boy Virat Kohli's message to 15-year-old 'Chiku'

India Today

India Today

Author 2019-11-05 12:40:00

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Virat Kohli wrote a letter to his 15-year-old self (Twitter: @imvkohli)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday
  • Kohli wrote a 'note to self' addressing a 15-year-old version of himself
  • Kohli asked the younger Virat to spend as much time as he can with the family

Indian captain Virat Kohli who turned 31 on Tuesday, has penned down an emotional letter which he has addressed to the 15-year-old version of himself. Kohli, who is arguably the best cricketer in the world today chose the occasion to post a heartfelt letter filled with his 'life's lessons' on the social media platform Twitter.

"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": Kohli captioned his Twitter post.

Here is the full text of the letter:

"Hi Chiku,

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. ;)

"Virat
Make every day super!

Currently enjoying a rest, Kohli will return to the field for the 2 Test series vs Bangladesh starting on November 14.

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