It’s difficult to keep the Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli out of the limelight as his every move is monitored and either scrutinized or appreciated. Now, the skeptic eyeballs have reached his hotel room and it left him fuming, and the fans are calling the viral video as ‘appalling’, they were later found out to be associated with the Crown Resorts, the hotel where the Indian team was staying in Perth and were fired for their behavior, captured and shared it on social media.
Virat Kohli re-shared the video on his Instagram account along with a message, saying he is not okay with such kind of ‘fanaticism’. He captioned it as, “I understand that fans get happy and excited seeing their favorite players and get excited to meet them and I’ve always appreciated that. But this video here is appalling and it’s made me feel very paranoid about my privacy.”
Australia opener David Warner, Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma, and a host of other noted celebrities took note of the security breach and expressed concerns.
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The hotel issued an apology saying, “… we are incredibly disappointed this incident has occurred. We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident… The Crown took immediate steps to rectify the issue, including launching an investigation, standing down the individuals involved and removing them from the Crown account.”
Amid all this, the Indian team management asked if Virat Kohli wanted to file an official complaint but the Indian stalwarts decided not to escalate the matter further. Explaining the same, the report from The Indian Express read: “The team management asked Kohli if he wanted to file an official complaint with the hotel. However, he didn’t want to. So from his point of view, the issue won’t be pursued further.”