Crown Perth, the hotel where the Indian cricket team has been staying, has issued an apology to former skipper Virat Kohli after he shared on Instagram a video someone made of his hotel room when the cricketer was not there. Hotel management has also “stood down” staffers responsible for the act.
According to perthnow.com.au, the hotel management said in a statement, “We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident”.
The statement further added, “We have zero tolerance for this behaviour, and it falls well below the standards we set for our team members and contractors. Crown has taken immediate steps to rectify the issue. The individuals involved have been stood down and removed from the Crown account, and the original video was swiftly removed from the social media platform.”
The International Cricket Council has also expressed its concern about the breach, and said in a statement that it is working with “event hotels and security providers” to ensure that this remains an isolated incident.
The former India captain earlier shared the video on Instagram, stating, that an incident like this “is appalling and it’s made me feel very paranoid about my privacy. If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all??”
On the work front, Kohli was not able to put up his best show for India as the men in blue lost to South Africa in their Super 12 match last night. The 33-year-old, who remained not out in the previous two matches against Pakistan and the Netherlands, was dismissed in the third match for a paltry score of 12.