Virat Kohli furious over fan for invasion of privacy.
Cricket Virat Kohli on Monday shares a video, titled "Inside King Kohli's room", on his Instagram handle where it can be seen that an unknown person is taking a tour of his hotel room showing around the Cricketer's personal stuff and thereby invading his privacy.
Kohli is appalled at this act and took to his Instagram and wrote, "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?? 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," he further added.
His wife, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma also reposted the video on her Instagram story and wrote she too has gone through similar experiences where "fans have shown no compassion or grace."
Australian opener David Warner also expressed anger and commented on Kohli's post, "This is ridiculous, totally unacceptable. Was this @crownperth?."
"This is an absolute disgrace and violation of a human being," the actor writes in her story.
This comes after India's T20 World Cup 2022 match against South Africa where India lost to South Africa by five wickets at Optus Stadium, Australia on Sunday.
The former skipper was staying at Hotel Crown Towers Perth and after the cricketer expressed his anger over the incident, the Hotel fired an employee in connection with the incident.
The Crown Towers, in return, have released an official statement regarding the same on Monday saying that an investigation is being conducted and the individual involved has been stood and removed from the Crown account.
"We are aware of an incident involving a contractor and the privacy of a guest at Crown Perth. The safety and privacy of our guests is our number one priority, and we are incredibly disappointed this incident has occurred. We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident," stated the release.
"We have zero tolerance for this behaviour, and it falls well below the standards we set for our team members and contractors. Crown took immediate steps to rectify the issue, including launching an investigation, standing down the individuals involved and removing them from the Crown account. The original video was also swiftly removed from the social media platform. We are also cooperating with the Indian Cricket team and the International Cricket Council to convey our apologies and will continue to work with them as we progress our investigation," the release further stated.
Kohli and the rest of the Indian team left Perth for Adelaide on Monday where they will playing the next match against Bangladesh.