Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi on June 6. Kohli is the latest sports celebrity after Lionel Messi, Kapil Dev and Usain Bolt who made it to the India branch of the iconic wax statue museum.
Kohli’s wax figure was crafted from over 200 measurements and photographs taken during the sitting session.
In the museum, fans will get to see Kohli in his dynamic pose, wearing the Indian cricket team jersey and ready to strike.
— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2018
At the unveiling of his figure, Kohli said,
“I sincere, 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. Best wishes for this incredible craftsmanship and now awaiting to see the fan reactions.”
— Madame Tussauds (@tussaudsdelhi) June 6, 2018
Following the launch, Kohli’s fans took to social media sites to share the pictures of Indian skipper’s wax statue. Here are few of them:
From a boy from Delhi to Statue in his home town…Virat kohli has come a long way. pic.twitter.com/I5GgD7Vuf3
— Freak (@strangerr_18) June 6, 2018
Even Virat Kohli’s statue is having a better stance than Ahmed Shahzad’s. pic.twitter.com/F6zGpKFrfi
— Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) June 6, 2018
Virat Kohli’s Wax Statue In Madame Tussauds, Delhi _
He Is 3rd Crickter After Sachin & Kapil Dev to Achieve This Feat! pic.twitter.com/ELPVm76qEf
— Shebas Tendulkar (@ShebasTendulkar) June 6, 2018
— H__shIkA (@Harshika6311052) June 6, 2018
Earlier, Kohli became the lone sportsperson from India to make it to Forbes’ list of world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Kohli is ranked 83rd with earnings amounting USD 24 million (Rs 1,60,90,80,000).