स्टार स्पोर्ट्स ने रोहित शर्मा के 'उनकी गोपनीयता भंग करने' के आरोप पर चुप्पी तोड़ी

स्टार स्पोर्ट्स ने रोहित शर्मा के 'उनकी गोपनीयता भंग करने' के आरोप पर चुप्पी तोड़ी

Star Sports Breaks Silence Over Rohit Sharma's 'Breaching His Privacy' Accusation

IPL broadcaster denies airing Rohit Sharma's private conversation despite his requests, emphasizing privacy and editorial relevance.

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  • 20, May, 2024
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Star Sports Breaks Silence Over Rohit Sharma's 'Breaching His Privacy' Accusation

Star Sports, the broadcaster for the Indian Premier League (IPL), responded on Monday to allegations made by Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma regarding the airing of a private conversation. Rohit accused the channel of breaching his privacy despite his requests to refrain from recording. The controversy arose after a video featuring Rohit Sharma and Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Abhishek Nayar went viral on May 11. In the video, Rohit was reportedly discussing his future with the Mumbai Indians. However, Kolkata Knight Riders later removed the video from their social media platforms. Subsequently, on May 16, another incident occurred when Rohit Sharma was seen conversing with Dhawal Kulkarni before Mumbai Indians' match against Lucknow Super Giants. Rohit noticed the cameras focusing on him once again and requested the broadcaster to turn off the audio. Following these incidents, Rohit Sharma accused Star Sports of airing a private conversation on Sunday. However, Star Sports issued a statement denying the allegations. According to the channel, the clip in question was taken during a training session on May 16 at the Wankhede Stadium. Star Sports claimed that although the clip briefly showed Rohit in conversation with his friends, no audio from this conversation was recorded or broadcasted. The channel asserted that the clip, which depicted Rohit requesting for the audio of his conversation not to be recorded, was featured in their live coverage of pre-match preparations but lacked editorial relevance beyond that.

Rohit Sharma emphasized the importance of exercising restraint when recording on-field moments. He expressed concern that the pursuit of exclusive content and focusing solely on views and engagement could erode the trust between fans, cricketers, and the sport itself. In response, Star Sports reiterated its commitment to safeguarding players' privacy. The channel emphasized its dedication to respecting players' privacy while providing fans with moments of intense action and behind-the-scenes preparations. They stated that this commitment forms the core ethos of their broadcasting principles. The incident underscores the ongoing debate surrounding the balance between providing fans with exclusive content and respecting the privacy of athletes. As technology continues to advance and access to behind-the-scenes moments increases, maintaining this balance will likely remain a challenge for sports broadcasters and players alike.

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