New Delhi, June 6: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Madame Tussauds (@tussaudsdelhi) June 6, 2018
Kohli joins David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Kapil Dev and Usain Bolt, whose statues are already in the 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,” Virat Kohli said in a statement issued by Madame Tussauds
Ahead of the unveiling of his wax figure, Kohli had invited his fans to click selfies with his soon-to-be-unveiled wax figure with a video posted on Twitter.
“Hey guys, are you ready for some selfies? You can now found me at Madame Tussauds, 6th June onwards. I am really excited to share this news with you. So come, bowl me out,” Kohli tweeted.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 5, 2018
Kohli’s journey has been phenomenal, from his first-class debut in 2006 to captaining the Indian cricket team, winning the Under-19 World Cup on route. With his unbeatable performances, Kohli has won several accolades including the Arjuna award, ICC World Cricketer of the year and three BCCI international cricketer of the year awards. He has also been honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Kohli met with Madame Tussauds’ team for the sitting process, where a group of talented world renowned artists flown in from London took over 200 measurements to create an authentic figure. Talking about his inclusion in Madame Tussauds Delhi, an excited Kohli said: “It’s a great honour to be chosen as one of the figures at Madame Tussauds. All thanks to the Madame Tussauds team who were extremely patient during the sitting sessions and for giving me a lifetime memory.”
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.