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Rohit Sharma slams IPL TV broadcaster for breach of privacy

Written by Rohit Pawar

Rohit Sharma has slammed the official broadcaster of the Indian Premier League Star Sports for breach of privacy. Sharma, taking to Twitter on Sunday, 18 May has slammed the broadcaster for following every step of a cricketer’s life. Sharma had recently had one of his videos go viral during the IPL 2024. In a chat with KKR assistant coach Abhishek Nayar, Rohit was heard talking about his future in Mumbai Indians.

Speculations about Rohit’s future at MI and in the IPL had been rife after that and KKR were forced to delete that video. Sharma, ahead of the MI’s final group-stage match of the IPL, had requested with folded hands and asked the broadcasting team to not record his audio from personal conversations with other players and coaches.

On Sunday, a seldom outspoken Rohit slammed the broadcaster. Rohit said that the want and the need for exclusive content should not come at the risk of breaching people’s privacy.

“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 Sharma said on Twitter.

“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,” concluded Sharma on his post.

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