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Will Break The Trust Between Fans, Cricketers, And Cricket: Rohit Sharma Slams Broadcaster For Audio Leak

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Rohit Sharma slammed the broadcasters

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Sharma hit back at the broadcasters
  • Rohit Sharma was furious at an audio leak
  • Rohit Sharma accused his privacy was breached

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma slammed the official broadcasters of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) and accused them of breaching the privacy of cricketers just a couple of days after Mumbai Indians‘ (MI) campaign came to an end.

For those unversed, Rohit found himself in the middle of a storm after a video posted from the Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) official account disclosed a chat between him and Abhishek Nayyar in which the 37-year-old appeared to hint at leaving the franchise and voice his opinion on his removal as captain of the five-time champions.

Later, Rohit was seen having a chat with a few friends, including Dhawal Kulkrani, on the day of MI’s final game of the 2024 IPL against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Friday (May 17) at the Wankhede Stadium, in which he was seen telling the cameraman to mute the audio clip that was shown by the broadcaster on air and went viral on social media.

Rohit claimed that such instances can break the trust between fans, cricketers, and cricket and called for better sense to 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 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,” said Rohit on X formerly known as Twitter.

Rohit-starrer MI had a disasterous 2024 IPL season in which they finished last on the table. Rohit was not at his best with the bat either, with just 417 runs in 14 innings at an average of 32.08 with one century and a half century to his name.

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