Indian cricket star Virat Kohli livid over hotel room video

Indian cricket sensation Virat Kohli claims he is “paranoid about his privacy” after a stranger recorded inside his Australian hotel room.

The 33-year-old Indian cricket sensation batsman on Monday condemned the person who recorded the footage that leaked online, in which the intruder wanders through the Perth hotel room shooting every step of the way. A second person was in the room when the film that was marked “King Kohli’s Hotel Room” was taken, but no faces are revealed in the clip. “I realise that fans feel really delighted and enthusiastic seeing their favourite players and get eager to meet them and I’ve always appreciated it,” Indian cricket sensation Kohli said to his 221 million followers on Instagram.

“But this video here is horrible and it’s made me feel really anxious about my privacy.”

The India cricket team stayed at the Crown Perth hotel earlier this month as they prepared for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I actually expect any personal space at all??” said Kohli Indian cricket sensation.

“I’m NOT good with this type of fanaticism and full violation of privacy. Please respect people’s privacy and not exploit them as a commodity for entertainment.”

Crown Resorts apologised and that urgent action had been taken.

“We are aware of an issue concerning a contractor and the privacy of a visitor at Crown Perth,” a Crown Resorts spokeswoman told AFP news agency.

“We deeply regret to the guest affected and will continue to take the necessary measures to ensure this stays an isolated event.

“We have zero tolerance for this activity, and it falls way below the standards we set for our team members and contractors.”

The hotel claimed it had initiated an inquiry and a contractor had been “stood down”.

“The original video was likewise promptly taken from the social media network.

“We are also engaging with the Indian Cricket team and the International Cricket Council to offer our apologies and will continue to engage with them as we develop our investigation.”

The International Cricket Council said: “The ICC is deeply saddened by the terrible breach of privacy experienced by a member of the Indian travelling party at the Crown Perth, during their team’s pre-event preparation ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

“We continue to work with event hotels and security suppliers to ensure that this remains an isolated incidence and player privacy is properly protected at all times.”

Indian cricket sensation Kohli had been in blistering form with two match-winning undefeated half-centuries during the event, but fell for 12 in his team’s loss against South Africa in Perth on Sunday.