Indian Skipper Virat Kohli turns 31 on Tuesday. On the occasion of his birthday, the right-handed batsman took to Instagram and explained his ‘journey and life lessons’ to his 15-year-old self. The batting juggernaut wrote a letter to his younger self "Chiku" and told himself that bigger things are waiting for him in the future and he needs to be ready for every opportunity. The Indian captain also wrote that he’ll be loved by many and he should be ready to face everything. Kohli even urged his fans to give the letter a read and learn about his journey. Virat Kohli 31st Birthday Special: A Look at Records Held by India’s Batting Sensation.

The batsman also went down the memory lane and remembered his late father. He insisted his younger self to not think about the shoes not given by his dad as they mean nothing in comparison to the hugs given by him. The 31-year old also explained that parents can be strict at times but all they want is our well-being. These lines not only tug at the heartstrings of the readers but also impart valuable life lessons.

“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” read the caption of the picture posted by Kohli on the social media website. The Indian stalwart has already emerged as one of the greatest cricketers to have played the game and his fans are going berserk on his birthday. Virat has been receiving wishes and love from all around the world but his wish to himself will certainly be the most special. Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: 7 Unknown Facts About the Indian Captain As he Turns 31.

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Talking about his birthday, hashtags like # HappyBirthdayViratKohli, #ViratKohliBirthday and many more are in the top trends of Twitter and social media is filled with his birthday messages. This certainly speaks volumes about his fan following and the cricketer has earned it by leading the national cricket team from the front. Toiling the bowlers is no more a big deal for the veteran as he’s crashing numerous records one after another. Just 31, Virat has a lot of cricket left in him. It will be interesting to see what the modern-day great would achieve by the end of his career.

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