Virat Kohli's letter to his younger self Chiku: Love dad, enjoy those parathas

Published: 05 November, 2019 13:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Virat Kohli, in his letter, advises his 15-year old self to chase his dreams while cherishing his reality

Part 1 of Virat Kohli's letter
Part 1 of Virat Kohli's letter

Virat Kohli, on the occasion of his 31st birthday, did something unique and penned a letter to his younger, 15-year old self. The letter, which captures Virat's reflections on his teenage years, is also a message for his animated avatar, which is being born across millions of TV and digital screens today.

'Super V' is an animated series about a 15-year old aspiring Cricketer inspired by Indian Captain Virat Kohli's teenage years. The 15-year old Virat discovers he has superpowers and assumes the responsibility of fighting the looming threat of a super-villain, which can destroy the world. While he vanquishes villains, he also has to deal with the everyday issues that an ordinary teenager faces.

The 12-part series premieres on the occasion of Virat Kohli's birthday in 70+ countries across 5 continents via the Star network and Hotstar.

Virat Kohli, in his letter, advises his 15-year old self to chase his dreams while cherishing his reality. He wants himself to grab every opportunity that comes his way without letting go of a single moment that he can get with his family.

Pat 2 of Virat Kohli's letterPart 2 of Virat Kohli's letter

Virat's journey in Super V is also inspired by real-life incidents from the Cricketer's life so it's appropriate that Virat himself makes an appearance in every episode to underline what he thinks the life-lesson in that episode is. His appearance as a 'sutradhaar' in Super V is aimed at connecting Virat with young viewers across the country and hopefully helping them in a small way in their own personal journeys. The series aims to emphasize the balance between power and responsibility, freedom and accountability, self-confidence and humility and most importantly, loving yourself and loving others.

Commissioned in 2017, Super V has been produced as a collaboration between Star India, Cornerstone Animation and Baweja Movies. The series premieres today at 3:30 PM IST and airs every Sunday thereafter at 9 AM and 4 PM on Star Plus, Star Sports, Disney Channel and Marvel HQ. The show streams on Hotstar.

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    Virat Kohli, the captain of Indian cricket team, has become one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. The right-handed batsman is considered the new 'milestone' man of cricket and most likely to challenge the records set by batting legend Sachin Tendulkar

    Virat Kohli in pic: Throwback to a smile from the past for getting to 2 million followers. Thanks for the support everyone. Have a blessed day

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    Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 into a Punjabi family in Delhi. His father Prem Kohli, who passed away in 2006, worked as a criminal lawyer. Virat Kohli's mother, Saroj Kohli is a homemaker.

    In Pic: Virat Kohli shared this throwback of his days as a kid: Throwback to when I would just love to eat anything in front of me. Haha no wonder I turned out to be a chubby boy. Feasting into my favourite homemade burgers in this pic

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    Virat Kohli shares a very close bond with his siblings, older sister Bhavna and elder brother Vikash

    Virat Kohli in a throwback photo with his sister and brother: Family is everything. I couldn't be where I am without my family. Love them to bits. That's My brother, sister and then me getting spoilt. Haha. I am so grateful #grateful #familyiseverything

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    Virat Kohli received his early schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School in Delhi's Paschim Vihar area. Viart joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998 where he began his cricket training.

    Virat Kohli: Good old days. Spot me in the picture 

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    When Virat Kohli was in Standard IX, he joined Saviour Convent in Paschim Vihar in order to improve his skills in cricket

    Virat Kohli: Major throwback. Good old days

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    Virat Kohli often credits his father for helping him in pursuing cricket as a career. He terms him his 'biggest support' and says he sometimes misses his 'presence'

    Virat in a throwback photo with his late father Prem Kohli captioned: 9 years. Each year each day each minute i wish you werent gone.

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    After leading the Indian team to victory at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia, Virat Kohli made his senior ODI debut in August 2008 against Sri Lanka. In the match, he opened with Gautam Gambhir and scored 12 runs off 22 balls.

    In pic - Virat's selfie with his mother Saroj Kohli, who is a housewife: A beautiful morning at home with the most beautiful woman in the world. My strength my happiness my everything. My mommy the great

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    Virat Kohli made his T20I debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe and scored 26 runs off 21 balls.

    Virat Kohli shared this adorable selfie with his mother and said that he wishes he had his mother's eyes

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    Virat Kohli got his Test cap in 2011 against West Indies. However his debut innings was forgetful, he managed to get just 4 runs in 10 balls.

    In pic: Virat Kohli with his family (mother, sister, brother and nephew) at Wagah border

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    Virat Kohli shared this pic with his sister Bhavna during Raksha Bandhan and said: A very Happy Rakshabandhan to everyone across the world celebrating, missing Didi and everyone at home today. #Rakhi #Rakshabandhan #Family

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    Virat Kohli with his sister Bhavna, nephew, mother Saroj and brother Vikash during Diwali

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    Virat Kohli with his nephew. he captioned it: Partners in crime. What an adorable little devil he is. #nephewlove

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    Virat Kohli posted this on Women's Day with an emotional tribute to the women in his life: Happy women's day to every woman out there, but specially to the two strongest women in my life. My mom for looking after the family in toughest times in life and @anushkasharma for fighting against the odds regularly and standing up for righteousness and changing the norms 

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    Virat Kohli and his wife and actress Anushka Sharma taking a 'much-needed break'. Virat and Anushka dated for a while before the couple got married in December 2017

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    Virat Kohli showed his love for Anushka Sharma on Valentine's Day with this post: Everyday is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make everyday seem like one for me. @anushkasharma

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    Viray Kohli with his pet dog Bruno during Diwali

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    Virat Kohli with his pet dog: Love being lazy at home with this naughty little dynamite. unconditional love

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    Virat Kohli just loves his pet dog. He captioned this photo: At home with bruno. #bliss #grateful

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    Virat Kohli with MS Dhoni's daughter Ziva: Baby zeeva using my phone and knowing how to handle it. Haha too cute and adorable. Kids are just unbelievable to be around. You literally switch off from everything looking at their innocence. Love it

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    Virat Kohli with Harbhajan Singh's daughter Heer Hinaya Plaha: Baby hinaya looking for something in my beard. And I am surprised how can someone be so beautiful and cuteee. What a blessing to @harbhajan3 @geetabasra. God bless you 

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    Virat Kohli with Aamir Khan: Had a great time chatting with Amir Bhai, so humble and genuine. Just need to learn the Rubik's Cube technique from you now!

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    Virat Kohli with Nandita Mahtani: Me - exhausted, Nandita - liking my outfit created by her @nanditamahtani. Last day of work and I cannot wait to be done.

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    Kohli with his hairstylist: Finishing some work and helped by the styling master @apenigeorge. Always fun to catch up with my squad at work

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    Virat Kohli with his hairstylist: Always a laugh with the hair master around. Your understanding of things is different level brooooo. @apenigeorge

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    Virat Kohli: Interacting with these little angels is blissful. Such innocence and transparency about them. Amazing

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    Virat Kohli with stepathlon children: Pumped to lead the future of India with @stepathlonkids this November. It's time for kids everywhere to get moving

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    Virat Kohli met up with India's former WWE wrestler The Great Khali and shared this photo

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    Virat Kohli poses besides his car - Audi Q7

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    Virat Kohli with Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra: Miss sydney already. Specially darling harbour. What a spot. Absolutely love it. #goodtimes

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    Virat Kohli with IPL 2017 team skippers Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma, David Warner and Suresh Raina

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    Virat Kohli enjoys a meal with Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Stuart Binny and Murali Vijay

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    Virat Kohli with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on one of the latter's birthdays

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    Virat Kohli posted this photo on India's 2011 World Cup title anniversary: What a day in our lives. One I can never forget. 02/04/2011 is engraved in my and every Indian's heart forever. Jai hind

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    Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle became close friends during their time at IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore

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    Virat Kohli shared this post wishing cricketer Chris Gayle on becoming a daddy: Congratulations to this gem of a human being for being blessed with a baby girl. God bless you @chrisgayle333 and Natasha and most importantly may the blessings always be on the little one. Our friendship has grown over the years and will always stay and I am proud to be called 'uncle Virat' of your little angel 'blush'. #greatnews #fatherhood

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    Kohli is famous for his motivational messages: Good morning world. Waking up and straight into the pool. Blissful. Have a great day everyone #makeeverydaycount

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    Virat Kohli always shows his love for animals: Some quality time spent at a friends farm with this gorgeous beast. So powerful yet so caring and affectionate. The love and innocence in his eyes was mesmerising

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    Virat Kohli with Team India after their ODI series win over NZ: Great teamwork, amazing win! Celebrations.. Jatt ji style!

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    Virat Kohli with Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja in Birmingham

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    Virat Kohli with MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Sanjay Bangar during a dinner outing

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    Virat Kohli with pals Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Ashish Nehra

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    Virat Kohli with Yuvraj Singh: When you are bored and nothing on tv @yuvisofficial. #bored

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    Virat Kohli: Recent day out around these gentle giants! Such innocence and playfulness was blissful to see.

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    Virat Kohli often makes funny faces in his photos: My face when I gotta work in the sun again after a hectic game the previous day. 

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    Virat Kohli with Arijit Singh: Pure fanboy moment for me. What an amazing person he is. No one has captivated me with their voice like this man. God bless you Arijit

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    Virat Kohli pumping some iron in the gym. He is very particular about his workout routine and his diet

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    Virat Kohli is a major fitness freak and is often seen working out in the gym

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    Virat Kohli with AB de Villiers: Throwback to a very very special picture.Very few people in my life have connected with me like my dear friend AB and I share the most wonderful bond with this great man. So much to learn from him all the time. If you ever want a role model for any walk of life, he is IT. @abdevilliers17 . #topman#greathuman

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    Virat Kohli chilling by the pool with KL Rahul during one of the tours

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    Virat Kohli strikes a cool pose with Varun Dhawan

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    Virat Kohli: Love doing these sleeping/waking up shots, my absolute favourite! #SleepyHead #SleePaid

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    Virat Kohli: Always a good chat with my man Mr Sridhar. Off for a long break before we hit the road again

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    Besides being a great cricketer, Virat Kohli is also a huge style icon. The youth love to emulate his style from his trimmed beard to his hairstyle to what he wears

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