Darren Sammy posted a video on Instagram over racial jibe in cricket

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy recently recalled the racism he faced during his IPL stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. The 36-year-old all-rounder took to social media to express the racial slurs he countered in IPL.

The debate over racism heated up after the cruel death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many cricketers came out to show their support over racism. Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy came upfront to express racism faced by them in their cricket career.

Former T20 world cup winning captain for West Indies Sammy released a video, where he said ” I was listening to Hasan Minhaj how some of the people in his culture describe black people, so i found out the meaning of certain word and  i was angry on finding out the meaning and it was degrading”

Then he went on to remember the incident of IPL 2014, where he faced the racial jibe.

“I did not know what it meant, every time I was called with that word, there was laughter at that moment, I thought teammates are laughing so it must be something funny, but now i realize it was degrading” Sammy added”

Now an old post of his former SRH teammate Ishant Sharma has gone viral on Instagram. The picture shows Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Daren Sammy and Dale Steyn with the caption, “Me, bhuvi, kaluu and gun risers.

Image Courtesy: Ishant.Sharma 29/Instagram

 

Here’s how netizens are reacting on Twitter:

 

Sammy appealed with ICC and many cricket boards to support the fight against racism.

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