In addition to republishing the video, Kohli wrote on his Instagram page: “I understand that fans are very happy and excited to see their favorite players and are thrilled to meet them and have always appreciated that.
“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 don’t treat them as an entertainment commodity, ”wrote Kohli.
Australian cricketer David Warner commented: “This is ridiculous, totally unacceptable. Was this @crownperth? “Actor Arjun Kapoor he also wrote: “Absolutely immoral and not very cool”.
The hotel in question issued a statement saying it was “incredibly disappointed” by the incident. “We fully apologize to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident. Crown has taken immediate steps to rectify the problem. The individuals involved have been 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 that an incident of this nature does not happen again. We are also working with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council to deliver our apologies and will continue to work with them as we advance in the investigation. ”
An ICC spokesperson said: “The ICC is incredibly disappointed at the serious privacy violation suffered by a member of the Indian touring group at Crown Perth during their team’s pre-event preparation for the T20 World Cup. We continue to work with event hotels and security service providers to ensure this remains an isolated incident and player privacy is fully respected at all times. ”
Kohli posted the video just hours before the team flew to Adelaide for their next T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Virat and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma, have been very cautious about their private life and have even asked the media in the past not to share photos of their daughter Vamika.
Anushka wrote in an Instagram story: “I have experienced some incidents where fans have shown no compassion or grace in the past, but this is really the worst. An absolute disgrace and violation of a human (sic) and of Anyone who sees it and thinks ‘celebrity I have! Toh deal karna padega’ you should know that you are part of the problem too. Exercising a little self-control helps everyone. Also, if this is happening in your bedroom, then where is the line.
Kohli, who has 221 million followers on Instagram, thanked the hotel team staff in a previous post for their “incredible hospitality and service”.