New Delhi: Virat Kohli will join an esteemed company of sporting heroes like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Lionel Messi and David Beckham under the same roof as his wax statue gets unveiled at the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi on Wednesday.
As India’s cricket captain gets a figure of his own in the city that he calls home, visitors will get a chance to pose, click selfies and share a moment with quite easily the best batsman in the world at the moment. Kohli invited fans to come and click selfies with his wax statue at Madame Tussauds in the Capital on Wednesday. However, Warner cheekily responded and asked if he would rather get a real picture with the run-machine.
“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.
Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are thrilled to announce the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s figure as the 23rd attraction. He holds the heart and respect of every Indian and a perfect choice to have him as our next 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.
And for that, the Indian captain has extended an invitation to his fans with a video that he posted on Twitter. Kohli said: “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.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 5, 2018
Kohli tweeted: “Come 6th of June, let’s play statue! 😉 Excited to be at #MadameTussauds 😃 #TussaudsDelhi @madametussaudsdelhi @madametussauds”
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. His incredible form is most felt in ODI cricket where he has amassed 35 centuries – second most in the history of the sport.
Madame Tussauds is a museum which has statues of renowned people from the fields of entertainment, sports and politics under one roof. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussauds in London and now there are smaller museums in other cities as well.
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.