Renowned wax museum Madame Tussauds on Wednesday unveiled India captain Virat Kohli’s statue at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London to mark the launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The wax statue of the world’s best batsmen of the current generation will be on display at Madame Tussauds from May 30 until 15 July – remaining at the museum for the duration of the tournament.
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 was statue of Virat Kohli is dressed in the official Indian kit as well as shoes and gloves donated by the cricketer himself. From Thursday onwards, Kohli will stand alongside legends such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and Sachin Tendulkar.
Tarah Cunynghame, Head of Retail & Tours at Lord’s Cricket Ground, said: “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.”
Here’s how Virat Kohli fans reacted on Twitter:
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
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) May 30, 2019
[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
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) May 30, 2019
— 🔩 (@Some1Dare) May 30, 2019
So Proud Of You Champ❤️
May You Achieve More n More Success 👑
— sρɑʀќ✨ (@KohlisSpark_) May 29, 2019