Picture Credit: X/IPL

Picture Credit: X/IPL

Team India captain and former MI skipper Rohit Sharma took to social media to slam the broadcasters of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Indian cricketer, who recently ended his campaign in IPL 2024 with Mumbai Indians, called the broadcasters for breach of his privacy.

The 36-year-old who has been in news since he was snubbed from MI captaincy, was recently in conversation with Kolkata Knight riders coach Abhishek Nayar ahead of MI vs KKR fixture at the Wankhede Stadium. The video of their interaction went viral in no time with Rohit asserting that it could be his last in Mumbai colours. Although, the senior batter urged the media and broadcasters to not record such moments.

After several different incidents, the Team India skipper has now opened up on these incidents and called these as “breach of 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,” he captioned the post.   Check the top betting trends on the  best betting sites in India  and apps.

“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,” he further added, concluding by urging, “Let better sense prevail.” 

Post Rohit Sharma’s chat with Abhishek Nayar, the 36-year-old was seen making a humble request to the cameraman to mute the audio while recording the conversation he was having with former MI teammate Dhawal Kulkarni. “Bhai audio band karo haan. Ek audio ne mera wat laga diya. (Brother please close the audio, one audio has already made things difficult for me),” he said in another viral clip.