Virat Kohli’s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds

The skipper’s statue is seen in position to strike a ball while wearing an Indian cricket team jersey

Kohli’s statue was crafted from over 200 measurements and photographs taken during the sitting session   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in the capital today. Kohli becomes the latest sporting celebrity after Lionel Messi, Kapil Dev and Usain Bolt to make it to the India branch of the iconic wax statue museum.

“I sincerely appreciate the efforts and incredible work undergone in making my figure. Thanks to Madame Tussauds for choosing me for this lifetime experience. I am grateful to my fans for their love and support. This experience is going to be stored in the fond memories of my life,” Kohli said in a statement issued by Madame Tussauds.

Kohli’s statue was crafted from over 200 measurements and photographs taken during the sitting session. Fans will see the skipper in the Indian cricket team jersey.

Anshul Jain, general manager and director of Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd. which operates the attraction, said, “Virat is today’s cricket star and has a huge fan following across the globe. The growing love for him amongst his fans made him an obvious choice for Madame Tussauds, Delhi. We are certain that this figure will add new charm to the sports zone.”

Madame Tussauds Delhi is an attraction that portrays the fascinating world of Bollywood and Hollywood, renowned sportspersons, historical and political personalities under one roof, through planned themes and interactive areas.