Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s wax figure unveiled at the Madame Tussauds in Delhi on Wednesday and the statue looks identical to the cricketer.
The figure, depicting him in action wearing the Indian team’s ODI jersey. But the Indian skipper’s statue had to be taken away within a day because of damage.
Yes, a small piece on the statue’s right ear has chipped off because of excited fans. The statue was sent for repairs immediately after the damage was noticed by the museum staff.
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“Yes, it was damaged. But now the statue has been rectified. Kohli’s statue ear was damaged…We have fixed it immediately and fans are most welcome to visit the museum to take the photos with the India captain’s statue,” a Madame Tussauds official was quoted as saying by NDTV.
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Kohli has joined David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Kapil Dev and Usain Bolt, whose statues are already in the museum.
“I sincerely 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,” Virat Kohli had said in a statement issued by Madame Tussauds.
“This experience is going to be stored in the fond memories of my life…now waiting to see the fan reactions,” Kohli said.