One of the greatest captains, the invincible batsman of the Indian cricket turns 31 today. Celebrating his birthday, Virat Kohli wrote a letter to a 15-year-old self-explaining his life lessons and journey. Kohli posted the self-written letter on his social media and it is now winning hearts by his fans.
Virat Kohli’s letter to himself
Virat Kohli is celebrating his 31st birthday today (November 05, 2019) and the captain has a special gift to offer for his younger self. He writes a letter to himself where he motivates his junior him for his upcoming challenges. The letter which contains almost 200 words is full of situations where he drives Virat to follow his dreams and not be scared of taking on any difficulty, as he equips himself for the life he has ahead of him.
Kohli says his younger self how he needs to be available for bigger occasions in life and grab them as they knock his door. He tells his younger self to learn from mistakes and rise from failures without bothering about people who might not fancy him.
His letter to 15-year-old self
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.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 5, 2019
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.
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!