"Breach of privacy" - Rohit Sharma brutally attacks Star Sports for recording his private conversations

Updated - 19 May 2024, 04:25 PM

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India captain Rohit Sharma lashed out at Star Sports for recording his conversations with friends and colleagues during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He stated that broadcasters' need to get views will break the trust between fans and cricketers. 

This comes after Rohit Sharma's recent conversation with Dhawal Kulkarni at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was shown on air. As the camera was recording their talk, the Indian captain requested the cameraman to switch off the audio but even after that, it was displayed on the TV. 

Rohit Sharma was heard telling to cameraman to switch off the audio as his conversation with Abhishek Nayar ahead of the Kolkata Knight Riders, which went viral, made things difficult for them. The India captain was potentially talking about things inside the Mumbai Indians dressing room. 

He was heard saying: "Ek ek cheez change ho raha hai...Woh unke upar hai...Jo bhi hai woh mera ghar hai bhai, woh temple jo hai na maine banwaya hai (Everything is changing one by one... It's on them... Whatever, but it's my home brother, it's the temple that I constructed). Bhai mera kya mera to ye last hai (brother, this is my last anyway)." 

The video was deleted later by the Kolkata Knight Riders team but it made many speculate that this might be the last season for Rohit Sharma in the Mumbai Indians colours. Many experts even commented on that video and were on the same page. 

Rohit Sharma was the hot soup in the Indian Premier League, especially after the Mumbai Indians captaincy saga. He was removed as the captain of the team ahead of the start of the season. The team management announced Hardik Pandya as the leader, who was traded from Gujarat Titans. 

The lives of cricketers have become so intrusive that cameras are now recording every step - Rohit Sharma lashes out at broadcasters 

However, despite his request to the cameraman, Rohit Sharma's video was displayed on air. This didn't go well with the India captain, who took the opportunity and slammed the broadcasters for breaching his privacy. 

Rohit Sharma stated that cameras have made the lives of cricketers intrusive and added that broadcasters need to respect privacy. While highlighting his saga, he urged the broadcasters to be sensible and not record anything for views. Taking to his Twitter account, he stated: 

"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. 

"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. Let better sense prevail." 

Rohit Sharma had a decent campaign in the Indian Premier League. Despite Mumbai Indians finishing last on the points table, he was the shining light for the team. The batter was the leading run-getter for the team with 427 runs in 14 matches at an average of 32.07.