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

Kohli scored 156 runs in three sets at the T20 World Cup

Indian rapper 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, originally shared elsewhere on social media, appears to show someone recording themselves walking around Kohli’s hotel room in Perth.

The hotel said an investigation was underway and a ‘contractor has resigned’

“I do NOT agree with this kind of bigotry and absolute invasion of privacy,” Kohli said on Instagram.

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

The video was captioned ‘King Kohli’s Hotel Room’ featuring former captain Kohli one of cricket’s biggest names.

“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 added.

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

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

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

A Crown Resorts spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident involving a contractor and a guest’s privacy at Crown Perth.

“The safety and privacy of our customers is our number one priority, and we are extremely disappointed that this incident has occurred.

“We unreservedly apologize to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to keep this incident isolated.

“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 remedy the issue, including launching an investigation, deactivating those involved and removing them from the Crown account. The original video was also promptly removed from the social media platform.

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

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