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Wax statue of cricketer MS Dhoni unveiled at Jaipur Wax Museum

The wax statue of MS Dhoni has been placed near the statue of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. It took famous sculptor Susanta Roy three months to make Dhoni’s statue.

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December 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Jaipur: A wax statue of former Indian Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unveiled at Jaipur Wax Museum on Monday. The Jaipur Wax Museum which is located at Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur celebrated its second anniversary on December 17 by unveiling Dhoni’s wax statue.

The wax statue has been placed near the statue of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. It took famous sculptor Susanta Roy three months to make Dhoni’s statue.

Founder and Director of Wax Museum Anup Srivastav said that the aim of the museum is to inspire visitors as well as to entertain them. The statues which are being placed at the museum are not just restricted to the glamour industry. Dhoni is famous for his helicopter shot and wicket-keeping. The statue at the museum depicts his wicket-keeping look.

Srivastav further elaborated that the museum department conducted a poll last year in which they asked the general public to choose between former captain Indian cricket team MS Dhoni and present captain of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli for the next wax statue at Jaipur Wax Museum.

More people voted for MS Dhoni, so the museum authorities decided to unveil his wax statue on the occasion of its second anniversary.

The height of Dhoni’s Wax statue is 5.9 feet and it weighs about 19 kg.The surrounding resembles Wankhede stadium of Mumbai.

Another special attraction point of Jaipur Wax Museum is ‘Sheesh Mahal’. Famous artisans of India have made ‘Sheesh Mahal’ by using more than 25 lakh pieces of glass (mirror). Jaipur wax museum has 42 wax sculptors.

First published: December 18, 2018
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