'Despite Asking Star Sports to Not Record my Conversation...': Rohit Sharma Blasts Broadcaster For Invading His Privacy
'Despite Asking Star Sports to Not Record my Conversation...': Rohit Sharma Blasts Broadcaster For Invading His Privacy
Rohit Sharma has taken exception to a recent video of his being aired by Star Sports where he could be seen requesting the cameraman to turn off the audio.

India captain Rohit Sharma has criticised broadcaster Star Sports for recording  and airing the audio of his chat with a former Mumbai Indians teammate Dhawal Kulkarni and others ahead of an IPL match recently.

In the clip, Rohit requested with the cameraman of the broadcaster to not record the audio of his conversation and despite that, the conversation was aired irking the former MI captain.

Two days after MI played their final league match of IPL 2024, Rohit has responded to the incident, claiming his privacy has been breached with the broadcaster focusing on getting exclusive content to get views and engagements.

“The lives of cricketers have become so intrusive that cameras are now recording every step and conversation we are having in privacy with our friends and colleagues, at training or on match days,” Rohit said in a post on social media.

“Despite asking Star Sports to not record my conversation, it was and was also then played on air, which is a breach of privacy. The need to get exclusive content and focused only on views and engagement will one day break the trust between the fans, cricketers and cricket,” he added.

Rohit, who is set to leave for New York next week for the T20 World Cup, concluded his post with hopes of better sense prevailing.

“Let better sense prevail,” he added.

Why Rohit made the request?

Earlier this month, a clip of Rohit having a chat with Kolkata Knight Riders coach Abhishek Nayar went viral on social media. With the context of the conversation unclear, users on social media began speculating what it was about.

The clip, shared by KKR on their social media accounts, was eventually taken down.

Irked by what happened, a cautious Rohit then requested a Star Sports cameraman to not record the audio of his chat with Kulkarni and others as he was gearing up for MI’s final match of IPL 2024.

Bhai, audio band karo haan. Kasam se, ek audio ne mera waat laga diya! (Please don’t record the audio. One audio has already caused me a lot of trouble,” Rohit could be heard saying in the clip.

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