London, July 3 (ANI): Tennis star Andy Murray has been sculpted in dough by his favourite Pizza Express restaurant, where he recently persuaded staff to serve him a Margherita despite the kitchens being shut.
The life-sized sculpture of the 22-year-old sports star stands in the foyer of the restaurant.
It was with the help of a local artist that the head-and-shoulders bust of Murray, complete with racquet, was designed.
The sculpture was created by the pizzeria’s staff in Wimbledon village, close to the venue of the All England Club.
Weighing 20 kilos, it is packed with enough dough to make more than 100 of Andy’s favourite pizzas, and took a fortnight to mould.
The firm has also promised that it will serve Murray free pizza for six months if he becomes Britain’s first men’s champion since 1936.
“It’s just a bit of fun. We didn’t mind working the extra hours for him. If we can give him the fuel to triumph at Wimbledon, we are happy to oblige,” the Telegraph quoted Anton Gjoni, the manager, as saying. (ANI)