London: Renowned wax museum Madame Tussauds on Wednesday unveiled the wax statue of Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground to mark the launch of cricket’s biggest extravaganza – ICC World Cup 2019.
The statue will be on display at the museum from Thursday onwards until the end of the tournament – July 15. Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “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 statue is dressed in official Indian kit with the shoes and gloves donated by Kohli himself. Kohli’s statue will stand alongside Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and fellow Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar until the end of World Cup 2019.