T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli shares video of apparent stranger in his hotel room

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli shares video of apparent stranger in his hotel room

Virat Kohli
Kohli has scored 156 runs in three innings during the T20 World Cup

India batsman Virat Kohli says he is “very paranoid” about his safety after sharing a video that appears to show a stranger in his hotel room.

The video, initially shared on other social media, appears to show someone recording himself walking into Kohli’s hotel room in Perth.

The hotel said an investigation is ongoing and a “contractor has withdrawn”.

“I am NOT ok with this kind of bigotry and total invasion of privacy,” Kohli said on Instagram.

“If I can’t have privacy in my hotel room, then where can I really expect personal space?”

The video was captioned “King Kohli’s hotel room” with former captain Kohli one of the biggest names in cricket.

“I understand that the fans are very happy and excited to see their favorite players and they are excited to meet them and I have always appreciated that,” Kohli added.

“But this video here is horrible and made me feel very paranoid about my privacy.”

A spokesman for the International Cricket Council, the tournament’s organisers, said: “The ICC is incredibly disappointed by the gross breach of privacy suffered by a member of the Indian traveling party at Crown Perth during their team’s pre-match preparations . ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

“We continue to work with event hotels and security providers to ensure that this remains an isolated incident and that player privacy is fully respected at all times.”

A Crown Resorts spokesperson said: “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 that this incident occurred.

“We sincerely apologize to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident.

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

“Crown took immediate action to correct the issue, including launching an investigation, removing the individuals involved and removing them from Crown’s account. The original video was also quickly removed from the social media platform.

“We are also working with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council to convey our apologies and will continue to work with them as we move forward with our investigation.”

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