Urvashi Rautela wishes MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli luck ahead of the tournament

Urvashi Rautela wishes MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli luck ahead of the tournament

Famous for preparing wax statues, Madam Tussaud unveiled the wax statue of Indian captain Captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) in the Lords here before the ICC World Cup (2019).

The 60-year-old former India captain has praised Virat Kohli- the captain, and has exclaimed that there is no better person than him to lead India in a "daunting mission" like the World Cup in England. He also showed his concern over team India's middle batting lineup.

The World Cup 2019, to be played in a round-robin format, started on Thursday with England taking on South Africa in the opener in London.

The wax figure will now be shifted to London's Madame Tussauds, where Kohli will be on display alongside some of the other renowned sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt among the others.

Tarah Cunynghame, head of retail and tours at Lord's Cricket Ground said: "Lord's is the flawless backdrop to reveal this fantastic figure of Virat Kohli on the eve of the Cricket World Cup".

Pictured for the first time at the iconic Lord's, the statue is dressed in the official Indian kit as well as shoes and gloves donated by Kohli himself.

Over 4000 cricket fans have gathered at the London Mall, next to the Buckingham Palace, along with a billion viewers joining from around the world, as the event will be streamed live.

Captain Kohli and his men will begin their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.

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