Please respect people’s privacy and not treats them as a commodity for entertainment – Virat Kohli￼
India star batter Virat Kohli on Monday shared a horrific experience that he needed to persevere while his stay in Perth, and he proceeded to mark the experience as “appalling” while he also said that it made him feel very “paranoid” about his privacy.
India star batter Virat Kohli on Monday shared a horrific experience that he needed to persevere while his stay in Perth, and he proceeded to mark the experience as “appalling”. He also said that it made him feel very “paranoid” about his privacy.
The whole incident was of someone entering the batter’s hotel room with the cricketer not available the entire break-in was filmed, and all of Kohli’s accessories and wardrobe were showcased.
The former India captain was noticeably shaken and he requested the fans to respect the privacy of everyone and not treat 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 an absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people’s privacy and not treat them as a commodity for entertainment,”he added.
On Kohli’s Instagram post, Australia batter David Warner also left a comment, saying:
“This is ridiculous, totally unacceptable. Was this @crownperth.”
Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma also shared his post on her Instagram story and said:
“Have experienced few incidents, where fans have shown no compassion or grace in the past but this is the worst thing. An absolute disgrace and violation of a human being and anyone who sees this and thinks celebrity ho! Toh deal karna padega should know that you are also part of the problem.”
“Exercising some self-control helps everyone. Also, if this is happening in your bedroom then where is the line,”she added.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.