Cricket icon Virat Kohli is set to be the hottest attraction when his figure will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Delhi. Kohli will join other cricketers and sports greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Cristiano Ronaldo etc who are featured in the popular and interactive sports zone. Visitors will be able to pose, click selfies and share a moment with the skipper of the Indian cricket team. He thus joins a litany of celebrities who have been similarly honoured.
Virat Kohli has had a phenomenal journey in cricket, from his first-class debut in 2006 to leading the Indian cricket team, to leading India to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. A few months later at the age of 19, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. Currently, he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been the team’s captain since 2013. With his unbeatable performances, Kohli has won awards like Arjuna Award, ICC World Cricketer of the year in 2017, BCCI international cricketer of the year 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16 etc. Also, he was honoured with Padma Shree by the Govt of India, last year. The team of Madame Tussauds expert artists flew in from London to meet Virat Kohli for the sitting, where they took over 200 specific measurements and images to create an authentic figure.
Virat Kohli is naturally over the moon with this latest accolade and he was quoted as saying, “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.”