T20 World Cup: Team India captain Virat Kohli’s wax statue in Dubai’s Madame Tussauds museum unveiled – Check photos

Team India captain Virat Kohli, who will be leading the side in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai, has added yet another feather in his illustrious cap as his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum was unveiled on Monday. This is the second wax statue of Virat Kohli, the first was launched at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Where are the wax statues of Virat Kohli?

  • Lord’s Cricket Ground in London
  • Madame Tussauds Museum in Dubai

The Madame Tussauds Museum opened its door for the public last week and is a house for many popular sports personalities like England footballer David Beckham and Argentina legend Lionel Messi.

As soon as the statue was unveiled fans took to Twitter to post photos and videos of the statue with beautiful statue.

Meanwhile, Team India is gearing up for the ICC T20 World Cup and played their first warmup match against England on Monday where they emerged victorious by 7 wickets. Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul played knocks of 70 and 51 respectively as India chased down 189 to defeat England.

Chasing 189, India got off to an excellent start as opening batters KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan put on 59 runs inside the first six overs. Rahul continued with his form and he brought up his half-century in the 9th over of the innings. However, Rahul (51) lost his wicket to Mark Wood immediately after reaching the landmark and this brought an end to the 82-run opening stand.

Rahul’s wicket did not slow the run-rate down for India as Kishan kept on going on his merry way and he brought up his fifty off just 36 balls in the 12th over of the innings. However in the 13th over, Liam Livingstone got the better of Virat Kohli (11), ending the 43-run second-wicket stand, reducing India to 125/2.

Kishan eventually retired hurt after playing a knock of 70 runs and this brought Suryakumar Yadav to the middle with Indian still needing 39 runs for the win. However, he did not manage to stay at the crease for a long haul as he departed after scoring just 8.

In the end, Rishabh Pant (29*) and Hardik Pandya (12*) took India over the line by seven wickets with six balls to spare.