Melbourne: A day after India lost against South Africa in Perth, batter Virat Kohli came up with an Instagram post where he slammed a fan for making a video of his hotel room without his consent.
Kohli wrote that he was appalled after seeing the video that is now going viral on the social sphere.
The Indian cricketer also stated that he is not okay with such levels of ‘fanaticism’. Finally, he made an appeal to his fans asking them to respect the privacy of others.
“I understand that fans get very happy and excited seeing their favourite players and get excited to meet them and I’ve always appreciated that. But this video here is appalling and it’s made me feel very paranoid about my privacy. If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all??” Virat posted on his Instagram account.
Fellow cricketers like David Warner guessed the stay to be ‘Crown Perth’, a hotel in Australia. Meanwhile, in a statement accessed by media, Crown Resorts said that it was aware of the incident and confirmed the footage being filmed by a contractor working at its Burswood hotel and casino complex.
After star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Monday expressed shock at the “appalling” video of his Perth hotel room that surfaced on social media, Crown Perth, the hotel where the Indian men’s cricket team were staying for the T20 World Cup match against South Africa, has issued an apology and taken action against the individuals involved.
The hotel also confirmed that the viral video of Kohli’s room was taken down from the social media handles of the individuals involved.