There is no denying that Indian cricket players are revered as gods all over the world. The former captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, is possibly the most well-known player in the world today.
However, there are situations when too enthusiastic supporters may violate certain boundaries. And that appears to be what took place in Perth at the team hotel where the Indian squad was staying during their T20 World Cup preparations.
Virat exposed a flagrant invasion of his privacy on his Instagram feed on Monday, October 31. According to reports, the video was first posted on Tik Tok by an anonymous user with the title “King Kohli’s hotel room.” The interior of Virat’s hotel room and all of his personal items are shown in the video. Virat has not specifically said when this breach occurred, but according to some accounts, it happened shortly after the Indian squad arrived in Australia.
In the footage, it can be seen that the individual recording it was clearly seen entering Virat’s room and opening cabinets. Everyone is still in shock over it.”The individuals implicated have been stood down and removed from the Crown account,” the disputed hotel stated in a statement.
There are several questions that arise in this situation. 1. Was this just hotel staff members involved? 2. What measures do hotels typically take to make sure that none of their employees engage in such behaviour? 3. What actions did the Team India security personnel take as soon as they became aware of this? 4. Moving forward, what can be done to prevent this from happening?
Not to be overlooked is the fact that this poses a severe security risk in addition to being a privacy violation.It makes sense that virat is unhappy. It is unclear why he waited so long to make this information public, but it is important to remember that everyone’s privacy is sacred and should never be violated, regardless of whether they are well-known or not.
Indian cricketers arguably enjoy the most extensive security protection of any international cricketers. Typically, the team hotels and floors where Indian players are staying are off-limits to the general public. Even so, things can change when the team is on tour. Although there is still some uncertainty around this, it appears that hotel workers may have entered Virat’s room and filmed using their access cards.
Virat, while revealing this incident has said – “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,” Kohli wrote in his post on Instagram. “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.”
Vikas Kohli, Virat’s brother, revealed the hotel’s identity in a comment on Virat’s Instagram picture, identifying them. The Crown Towers in Perth is the hotel in controversy.