When India won the U19 World Cup in 2008, it looked like Virat Kohli was destined to be a stalwart in Indian cricket. There have been many who have promised and there have been only few who have kept their promise. Virat belongs to the latter category as he has not only managed to fulfill his promise but has exceeded all expectations. Virat is already a great player and is destined to become one of the greatest with his century-making exploits.
Kohli is celebrating his 31st birthday on November 5 and he looked back on his younger self when he wrote a note on Twitter. Virat shared a post on Twitter where he tried to explain his journey and some life lessons to a younger Kohli.
'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,' Virat said while captioning the tweet.
"Hi Chiku, First of all, a very 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 realise 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'll 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 don't even know you. Don't care about them Keep believing yourself!
"I know you're 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 conditionally. Love them back, respect them and spent all the time that 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.........," the note concluded."