Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s wax statue unveiled at Lord’s

Virat Kohli's wax statue was unveiled to mark the start of World Cup 2019.
Virat Kohli's wax statue was unveiled to mark the start of World Cup 2019.

Madame Tussauds London yesterday (29) unveiled their latest figure of Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

The wax statue of Kohli, who has been the captain of Indian national team since 2013, will be on display May 30 until 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.”

Pictured for the first time at the iconic Lord’s, the statue is dressed in the official Indian kit as well as shoes and gloves donated by Kohli himself.

From Thursday, Kohli will sit alongside legends such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and fellow Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar.

Tarah Cunynghame, head of retail and 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.”