'Despite asking Star Sports not to record my conversation…': Rohit Sharma slams broadcaster for invading his privacy


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Rohit Sharma informed the broadcaster about the private lives of the respective players.  (BCCI Photo)

Rohit Sharma informed the broadcaster about the private lives of the respective players. (BCCI Photo)

Rohit Sharma was outraged over a recent video of him released by Star Sports where he could be seen asking the cameraman to cut the audio.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has slammed broadcaster Star Sports for recording and releasing the audio of his conversation with former Mumbai Indians teammate Dhawal Kulkarni and others before an IPL match recently.

In the clip, Rohit asked the channel's cameraman not to record the audio of his conversation and despite this, the conversation was aired, which irked the former MI captain.

Two days after MI played their final league match of IPL 2024, Rohit responded to the incident, saying his privacy was violated with the broadcaster focusing on getting exclusive content to get views and commitments.

“The lives of cricketers have become so intrusive that cameras now record every step and conversation we have in private with our friends and colleagues, in training or on match days,” Rohit said in a post on the social networks.

“Even though I asked Star Sports not to record my conversation, it was and has also been broadcast on air, which is a violation of privacy. The need to get exclusive content and focus only on views and engagement will one day break the trust between fans, cricketers and cricket,” he added.

Rohit, who is expected to leave for New York next week for the T20 World Cup, concluded his message with the hope of better meaning.

“Let common sense prevail,” he added.

Why did Rohit make this request?

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

The clip, shared by KKR on its social media accounts, was eventually removed.

Angered by what happened, a cautious Rohit then asked a Star Sports cameraman not to record the audio of his conversation with Kulkarni and others as he prepared for MI's final match of the 'IPL 2024.

Bhai, Karo Haan audio group. 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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