IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma lashes out at Star Sports for recording his private conversation and playing it on air

May 19, 2024

No tags for this post.
Spread the love

Former Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has expressed strong discontent over a privacy breach by the IPL broadcaster, Star Sports. In his social media post on X (formerly Twitter), Rohit accused Star Sports of recording and airing private conversations between players during training sessions and match days.

Star Sports recording private chats

Rohit’s frustration stems from Star Sports allegedly recording a conversation between him and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Abhishek Nayar, which subsequently went viral on social media. This incident follows another instance where Rohit was seen requesting a cameraman to disable the audio while he spoke with teammate Dhawal Kulkarni.

Rohit Sharma fumes at Star Sports

In his social media post, Rohit emphasized the intrusive nature of constant recording, stating, “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.

He added: “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.”

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…

— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 19, 2024

Also WATCH: Rohit Sharma gets a medal for his stellar knock during MI vs LSG match | IPL2024

Impact on player-broadcaster relationship

Rohit’s accusation highlights a growing concern among players regarding their right to privacy within the IPL environment. This incident could potentially strain the relationship between players and the broadcaster if left unaddressed.

Meanwhile, Star Sports is yet to issue an official statement regarding Rohit’s allegations. It remains to be seen if the broadcaster will implement stricter guidelines regarding player privacy during matches and training sessions.

Also READ: MS Dhoni’s farewell? IPL honours CSK veteran with a touching tribute video

For latest cricket news & updates, visit CricketTimes.com.

MCW Sports Subscribe
ICC World Cup to kickstart soon! Subscribe to MCW for early exclusive giveaway now!
Atlético de Madrid announces Mega Casino World (MCW) as Official Regional Partner
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
Pretoria Capitals announce Mega Casino World as Principal Partner for Season Two of SA20
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
MCW Sports Joins Gladiators’ Family as Platinum Sponsor for PSL8
MCW Sports - Ambassador
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to our Newsletter