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Fans damage Virat Kohli’s wax statue

Kohli's figure, depicting him in action wearing the Indian team's ODI jersey, had been crafted from over 200 measurements by Madame Tussauds

New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi just two days ago and it has already suffered some damage, thanks to his fan following in the country.

A small piece on the statue’s right ear has chipped off as fans flocked the museum and took pictures with it since it was unveiled to the public.

Kohli’s wax figure has become a huge attraction for fans in the capital and since the day of the unveiling, people have been flocking around the statue to take pictures something which led to the minor damage, Madame Tussauds official said.

However, the official also confirmed that after the damage was noticed by the authority very soon and Kohli’s figure was sent for repairs and everything is back to normal now.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Kohli joined legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev to be the only Indian cricketers to have their wax statues present at the Madame Tussauds. Kohli’s figure was crafted from over 200 measurements and photographs taken during the siting session.

“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,” said Kohli in a statement.

The team of Madame Tussauds expert artists flew in from London to meet Kohli for the sitting, where they took over 200 specific measurements and images to create an authentic figure.

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.

Kohli’s figure, depicting him in action wearing the Indian team’s ODI jersey, had been crafted from over 200 measurements.

The museum, which opened in Connaught Place in Central Delhi in December last year, features wax likenesses of famous personalities from Bollywood, Hollywood, musicians and even politicians.

Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years and has attractions in cities like London, New York, Orlando, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

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