Virat Kohli fumes at hotel room 'invasion video,’ says don’t treat people as a commodity for entertainment - GulfToday

Virat Kohli fumes at hotel room 'invasion video,’ says don’t treat people as a commodity for entertainment


A videograb shows the inside of Virat Kohli’s hotel room in Perth.

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Superstar Indian cricketer Virat Kohli said he was "paranoid about his privacy" after a stranger appeared to have filmed inside his hotel room in Perth.

Kohli, 33, took to social media to criticize the actions of the invader, who filmed the batter's belongings at  Crown Perth as India prepared for the T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this month.

"I understand that the fans are very happy and excited to see their favorite players and are delighted to meet them and always appreciated that," Kohli wrote to her 221 million Instagram followers.

"But this video here is appalling and it's made me feel very paranoid about my privacy.

The hotel said it had launched an investigation and a contractor had been "stood down".

"If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all??. said Kohli.

"I'm NOT okay with this kind of fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people's privacy and not treat them as a commodity for entertainment.”

Crown Resorts apologized for the breach and said immediate action had been taken.

"We are aware of an incident involving a contractor and the privacy of a guest at Crown Perth," a Crown Resorts spokesperson told reporters.

“We unreservedly apologize to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to keep this incident isolated.

“We have zero tolerance for this behavior, which is well below the standards we have set for our team members and contractors.

"Crown took immediate steps to rectify the issue, including launching an investigation, standing down the individuals involved."

The original video was also quickly removed from the social media platform.

“We are also working in partnership with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council for we apologize for this and will continue to work with them as we progress with our investigation.”

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