India’s Virat Kohli said he suffered an ‘absolute invasion of privacy’ after individuals entered his hotel room in Perth and posted a video of his clothes and belongings on Monday. social networks.
The former India captain said he was appalled by the actions of “fans” and called for his privacy to be respected.
“I understand that fans are very happy and excited to see their favorite players and excited to meet them and I’ve always appreciated that,” Kohli said.
“But this video here is appalling and it has made me very paranoid about my privacy. If I can’t have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect a personal space ?
“I don’t agree with this kind of bigotry and absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people’s privacy and don’t treat them as a commodity for entertainment.
Crown Resorts said it is aware of footage taken by a contractor working at its Burswood resort and casino.
“We wholeheartedly apologize to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to keep this incident isolated,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to Australian media.
“We have zero tolerance for this behavior, and it is well below the standards we have set for our team members and contractors.
“Crown took immediate action to resolve the issue. Those involved have been discharged and removed from the Crown account.”
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Australian rapper David Warner said the video – which shows Kohli’s bags, closet, bathroom and clothes – was “ridiculous” and “totally unacceptable”.
India were beaten by South Africa in their Super 12 match at Perth Stadium on Sunday.