Explained: What led to the Rohit Sharma-Star sports controversy during IPL 2024

Rohit Sharma publicly criticized IPL broadcaster© BCCI/Sportzpics

A Mumbai Indians stalwart Rohit Sharma was not a happy man after his private conversation was recorded and leaked on social media by Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 broadcaster Star Sports. Although the broadcaster has the right to cover cricketers and their teams on and off the field, Rohit reportedly urged Star Sports not to record his private conversations during the current season. Seeing his appeal falling on deaf ears, the MI opening batter and Tea India captain publicly slammed the broadcaster for “violation of privacy”.

“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 Sharma wrote in a tweet on Sunday after the end of Mumbai. Indian Campaign.

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

Fans also joined Rohit in criticizing the broadcaster for 'violation of privacy'.

Over the past week, Rohit has had several opportunities to not want certain conversations made public. Initially, it was his conversation with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach. Abhishek Nayar which sparked a storm on social media.

In the said conversation, Rohit reportedly spoke about the changes in Mumbai Indians since Hardik Pandya took the captaincy. The Hitman also seemed to have confirmed that this was his final season at MI, during the chat.

In another conversation, Rohit urged the cameraman not to record more personal videos as one of them had already caused him a lot of harm, hinting at the Abhishek Nayar chat controversy.

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