There is no doubt about the fact that Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s quest towards becoming the legend of the game has already started and now he has added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap. After sporting legends like Kapil Dev, Lionel Messi, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli has joined the party of getting a wax statue at the iconic Madame Tussauds in Delhi. As India’s cricket skipper gets a figure of his own in the home city, visitors will get a chance to pose, click selfies and share a moment with one of the best batsmen in the world, if not the best.
In statement release, Virat said, “It’s a great honor 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.” A team of Madame Tussauds expert artists flew in from London to meet the Indian stalwart for the meeting, where they took over 200 specific measurements and images to create an authentic figure.
Kohli is currently gearing himself up for the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he will be captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after being retained by the franchise. In the IPL 2018 auctions, he became the most expensive player in the history of IPL, after being picked up for a sum of ₹17 crore.
Earlier Kohli was rested from the tri-series in Sri Lanka, which also featured Bangladesh, which India registering a thrilling win in the final. Earlier in 2018, he led India to T20I and ODI series win in South Africa while suffering defeat in the Test series.
Virat has witnessed an exponential growth in his cricketing career starting from his days of leading the U-19 team to the World Cup triumph in 2008 in Malaysia. A few months later he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka. Since then, there has been no looking back for him especially in ODIs as he has smashed as many as 35 centuries – second most in the history of the ODI cricket.
For his immense contribution to Indian cricket, Kohli has been bestowed with awards like Arjuna Award, ICC World Cricketer of the year in 2017, BCCI’s international cricketer of the year 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16. He was also conferred with the Padma Shree in 2017r.