Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Indian captain and Mumbai Indians star batter Rohit Sharma expressed strong disapproval regarding the 'breach of privacy' following the viral spread of a video clip where he could be seen telling IPL broadcasters not to air his chat. 

In the video, the veteran batsman could be heard saying that his earlier conversation with former Mumbai batter and current KKR coach Abhishek Nayar had caused controversy and that he didn't want to go through the same ordeal again.

Notably, in the video of his chat with Nayar, which included the original audio, appeared to show Rohit expressing his frustration about the situation within the Mumbai Indians camp. The development ignited controversy on various social media platforms.

Rohit slammed the broadcastersfor failing to respect his privacy. As per the star batter, airing private conversations could break the trust among the various stakeholders.

"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," wrote Rohit on his social media account X (earlier known as 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," the veteran batter further added.

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