No cricket fan could ever forget India’s first victory in Cricket World Cup in 1983 with the team led by Kapil Dev. The legendary cricketer’s wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Delhi, recently.
The statuary is sculpted in Kapil Dev’s iconic bowling pose and it will bring to mind the Indian cricket team’s unforgettable victory in the 1983 World Cup.
More than 300 measurements and photographs of the then Indian cricket team’s captain were used to create this wax figure. The cricketer praised the amount of hard work and effort that was put in to creating the figure that reminded him of the treasured memory.
News18.com quotes Kapil Dev saying,
When Madame Tussauds approached me, I felt very happy and delighted. This was altogether a whole new experience for me. I was unaware of the study and the research the team puts in to develop the sculpture. I have never been engaged in anything like this in past. Moreover, I felt honored when I got to know that my figure will be placed along with personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan and Mahatma Gandhi in Madame Tussauds India. During the sitting process, they took over 300 measurements of me. I really like my figure, the basic details captured are beautifully crafted. It looks exactly like me. It reminds me of that moment which is indeed a golden memory for me. Words can’t express how much I enjoyed that moment.
Madame Tussauds in Delhi will be opened to the public this year and will have a dedicated sports zone with figures of celebrated sports icons including David Beckham, Lionel Mess and Sachin Tendulkar.
Prior to this, wax figures of Lady Gaga, Amitabh Bachchan, Madame Anna Maria ‘Marie’ Tussauds have been unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Delhi.