(Reuters) – India’s Virat Kohli said he was the victim of an “absolute invasion of privacy” after people entered his Perth hotel room and posted videos of his clothes and belongings on social media on Monday.
The former India captain said he was appalled by the actions of the “fans” and called for his privacy to be respected.
“I understand that fans get very happy and excited to see their favorite players and excited to meet them and I always appreciated that,” Kohli said.
“But this video here is horrible and it made me feel very paranoid about my privacy. If I can’t have privacy in my own hotel room, where can I expect personal space?
“I do not agree with such fanaticism and absolute invasion of personal life. Please respect people’s privacy and do not treat them as a commodity for entertainment.”
Reuters has contacted the hotel for comment.
Australian batsman David Warner said the video, which showed Kohli’s bags, wardrobe, bathroom and clothes, was “ridiculous” and “completely unacceptable”.
India were thrashed by South Africa in a Super 12 match at the Perth Stadium on Sunday.
(Reporting by Srivatsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)