It’s disappointing and it’s not very comfortable for anyone – Rahul Dravid reacts on Virat Kohli’s video￼
India star batter Virat Kohli shared an upsetting video of someone entering his hotel room in Perth, and recording all of his accessories and wardrobe, Coach Rahul Dravid spoke on the “disappointing” incident, lauding Kohli for the way he has managed the situation.
India star batter Virat Kohli shared an upsetting video of someone entering his hotel room in Perth and recording all of his accessories and wardrobe. He went on to label the experience as “appalling”, adding that the incident made him feel very “paranoid” about his privacy.
Ahead of India’s next T20 World Cup game, head coach Rahul Dravid spoke on the “disappointing” incident, lauding Kohli for the way he has managed the situation.
“It’s disappointing. It’s not very comfortable for anyone, let alone Virat. We have flagged it with the relevant authorities and they have taken action. Hopefully, incidents like these won’t happen in the future, and people will be a lot more careful. Because it’s (hotels) the only place you feel you are away from people’s eyes and without the media glare, photographs, and everything the players have to deal with. So, it’s one place where you feel secure and that too has been taken away. He’s dealt with it properly and has been here for training. He is perfect,”Dravid said during a pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
After sharing the video on Instagram, Kohli urged fans to respect everyone’s privacy, instead of treating them as a “commodity” for entertainment
“I understand that fans get very 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,”Kohli wrote in his Instagram post.
“If I cannot have privacy in my hotel room, then where can I 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,”he added.
India Squad for World Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.
Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.