Virat Kohli 31st birthday: Indian captain writes letter to 15-year-old self explaining life lessons, journey
One of the modern-day batting greats and current captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, celebrates his 31st birthday on Tuesday (November 05, 2019). The Indian skipper has witnessed a remarkable rise in his stature having undergone a massive transformation since his early days in cricket. From a chubby boy struggling to make an impact to a supremely fit and agile athlete, Kohli has scaled several milestones already in his career and there's no stopping to the phenomenon that he is.
On his 31st birthday, the Indian captain posted a letter for 15-year-old self where he explained his life lessons and journey. In a self-written letter, Kohli tells his younger self how he needs to be ready for bigger opportunities in life and grab them whey they come his way. He tells his younger self to learn from disappointments and rise from failures without caring about people who might not like him.
Virat Kohli's letter to 15-year-old self on 31st birthday:
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 is 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 when it comes and never take what you have for granted. You will fail, everyone does. Just promise yourself that you will never forget 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 won't even know you. Don't care about them keep believing in yourself.
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. #NoteToSelfpic.twitter.com/qwoEiknBvA— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 5, 2019
Kohli also wrote to his younger self explaining to him how family stands above all and it is important for him to let his parents know how much he loves them. "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," Kohli wrote in his letter.
One of the most decorated batsmen in Indian cricket, Kohli continues to break records with his willow. He is currently the second-highest run-getter for India in ODIs with 11520 runs in 239 matches while in Tests, he stands 7th with 7066 runs in 82 matches. Kohli recently led India to a record 11th consecutive Test series win at home and is currently on a break after opting for rest from the ongoing T20I series against Bangladesh.