- The legendary cricketer’s figure to be displayed in the sports zone of the attraction
New Delhi, 27th April, 2017: Madame Tussauds Delhi announces cricket legend Kapil Dev’s wax figure as the next celebrity entrant to the attraction. The zealous cricket maestro, Kapil Dev will be present amongst sports heroes where fans will have the unique chance to test their cricket skills in a special dedicated area. Kapil’s popularity amid Indian sports lovers made him an obvious choice to be immortalised at the famed attraction.
Known to be an all-rounder and one of the greatest cricketers, Kapil Dev has made his mark in the history of Indian cricket by leading his team to win the 1st Cricket World Cup in 1983. This impressive performance won him the “Cricketer of the Century” award in 2002; which puts him ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
Kapil Dev met with Madame Tussauds team for the sitting process, where a group of talented world renowned artist took over 300 measurements to begin the intricate process of creating his figure.
During the sitting session, he expressed “I am thankful to my fans who have paved my way to Madame Tussauds. I’m honoured to be part of the attraction and to be positioned among legends. The sitting session was an unforgettable experience and I am looking forward to seeing my figure. I have lived and breathed cricket all my life and today I wish every cricketer a successful journey”
Mr Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd. shares his views saying, “Kapil Dev has been one of the most popular Indian cricket icons and rightly deserves a place in Madame Tussauds Delhi. We are delighted to announce the presence of his figure here today and are certain that guests will be excited to play and pose with him at the attraction. He has been a master on and off the field and now will be a sought-after part of our attraction”.
Madame Tussauds Delhi is an attraction that truly portrays the fascinating world of Bollywood & Hollywood, renowned sports, history and political personalities under one roof, through planned themes and interactive areas. The visitors will be encouraged to interact with the life-like figures of the celebrities, which marks the uniqueness of the wax attraction.