Team India is entering their fourth game of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022 after a loss to South Africa and an unpleasant incident in their team hotel in Perth. Former India captain Virat Kohli was the victim of an invasion of privacy when a Crown Towers hotel employee in Perth leaked a video of his hotel room on social media.
Head coach Rahul Dravid addressed the media ahead of India’s next Super 12 match against Bangladesh on Wednesday at the Adelaide Oval (November 2). Dravid stated that a hotel room is a secure for any cricketer, but the Kohli incident has stunned the team.
Any cricketer, not just Virat Kohli, would have found the incident disappointing and unpleasant. Hopefully, such incidents will not occur again in the future. A hotel room is one place where you should feel safe away from the media and fans. We raised it with the appropriate authorities, and action was taken. Kohli is feeling well and has already begun training with the team in Adelaide During the pre-match press conference in Adelaide on Tuesday, Dravid told the media (November 1).
On Monday, a stunned and ‘paranoid’ Virat Kohli denounced a ‘absolute invasion’ of his privacy by a fan who shot a video of his hotel room and made it public. Kohli re-shared the viral video on his Instagram account, along with a message stating that he is not okay with such ‘fanaticism.’
“I understand that fans are happy and excited to see and meet their favorite players, and I’ve always appreciated that. But this video is horrifying, and it has made me very concerned about my privacy “Kohli penned.
“If I can’t have privacy in my own hotel room, how can I expect to have any personal space at all? This level of fanaticism and invasion of privacy is not acceptable to me. Please respect people’s privacy and do not exploit them for entertainment purposes “He continued to write.