But sometimes the fans in their overzealousness can overstep certain limits. And that’s exactly what seems to have happened in Perth, at the team’s hotel where the Indian team was staying during the preparatory phase for the T20 World Cup.
Monday (October 31st), Virat revealed a blatant violation of his privacy via a video clip on his Instagram page. Reports suggest that the video was originally uploaded to Tik Tok by an unidentified user with a caption that read: “King Kohli’s hotel room”. The video shows the interior of Virat’s hotel room and all his personal belongings. Although Virat did not disclose when exactly this violation occurred, some reports claim it was soon after the Indian team reached Australia.
The video shows the person filming him brazenly walking into Virat’s room and opening doors and closets. He left everyone shocked.
A number of questions arise at this time. 1. Why was there no security in the hotel? 2. How did the hotel management allow strangers to brazenly enter a player’s room? 3. Did the door lock not work? 4. Were any hotel staff members involved in this? 5. Who were the people who were filming?
Virat is understandably not happy. Why he waited to reveal this is another question, but what should not be forgotten here is that the privacy of an individual, regardless of whether he is a celebrity or not, is something sacrosanct and cannot under any circumstances be violated. .
Indian cricketers have perhaps the heaviest security cover among all international cricketers. Team hotels and floors where Indian cricketers stay are generally off limits to the public. When the team is on tour, things can be different.
Virat, while revealing this incident, said: “I understand that the fans are very happy and excited to see their favorite players and are thrilled to meet them and I always appreciate it,” wrote Kohli in his Instagram post. “But this video here is scary and made me feel very paranoid about my privacy. If I can’t have privacy in my hotel room, then where can I really expect personal space? I disagree with this kind of fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people’s privacy and do not treat them as an entertainment commodity. ”
Virat’s brother Vika Kohli revealed the hotel’s name by replying to Virat’s Instagram post, tagging them. The hotel in question is the Crown Towersin Perth.
ESPNCricinfo reports that the hotel has issued an apology statement, saying: – “We apologize unreservedly to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident. Crown took immediate action to correct the problem. The individuals involved were discharged and removed from the Crown account and the original video was quickly removed from the social media platform …. Crown is conducting an investigation with the third party contractor and will take all further steps necessary to ensure such an accident does not happen again. We are also partnering with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council to apologize and we will continue to work with them as we move forward with the investigation. ”
Understandably, other cricketers are up in arms on this issue as well. Australian cricketer David Warner said: “This is ridiculous, totally unacceptable.”