Fans go gaga over Virat Kohli's wax statue at Madame Tussauds
Kohli will now be standing alongside legends such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and Sachin Tendulkar.
On Wednesday, the well-known wax museum Madame Tussauds had unveiled India captain Virat Kohli's statue at Lord's Cricket Ground in London to mark the opening of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The wax statue of the world's best batsmen will be remaining at the museum for the duration of the tournament. It shall be displayed at Madame Tussauds from May 30 until 15 July.
Steve Davies, the General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, had said that, "Cricket fever is set to sweep the nation in the coming weeks so what better way to unveil our new figure of Virat Kohli than with the help of our neighbours at Lord's. We hope that cricket fans will enjoy not only watching their hero on the pitch but taking to the crease with him here at Madame Tussauds London."
The wax figure of Virat Kohli is dressed in the official Indian kit and the donated shoes and gloves by the cricketer himself. Kohli will now be standing alongside legends such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and Sachin Tendulkar.
Tarah Cunynghame, the Head of Retail & Tours at Lord's Cricket Ground, said that, "Lord's is the perfect backdrop to reveal this fantastic figure of Virat Kohli on the eve of the Cricket World Cup. The anticipation of the exciting summer of cricket has already started, with thousands of visitors coming to the Ground and enjoying a tour of Lord's and around the MCC Museum. The figure of the famous batsman will delight any cricket fans visiting Madame Tussauds London."
[PICS] [EXCLUSIVE] @imVkohli's wax statue unveiled at @HomeOfCricket to mark the @ICC #CWC19 launch. The statue is dressed in the official #TeamIndia kit as well as shoes & gloves donated by #ViratKohli himself. It will be on display at @MadameTussauds until 15th July 2019. @BCCI pic.twitter.com/sDDJ4JFPJ5— ViratGang™ (@ViratGang) May 29, 2019
You can now see @imVkohli 's wax statue from tomorrow until 15th July 2019 @MadameTussauds #London 🇮🇳💙🏏 Pictured for the first time @HomeOfCricket - dressed in his official Indian cricket kit as well as shoes & gloves donated by #ViratKohli himself! #CWC19 #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/qtGYpTayfd— Anushka Arora (@Anushka_Arora) May 29, 2019