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.
Here’s how netizens are reacting on Twitter:
Shut Up, Sammy!
We know who told you to create this proof-less controversy and degrade the reputation of IPL. Don't try to be oversmart! pic.twitter.com/OPnh7I6UFI
— Chigumbura (@KuntasticAguero) June 9, 2020
Dear Sammy ! Kalu means Black and Black means Kalu.
Hope confusion is clear. ✌
. . Kalu Bhai = Black Bros pic.twitter.com/Ku1Lx0L9vH
— Abdulla Daniyal (@abdaniyal09) June 9, 2020
Ishant Sharma To Darren Sammy : pic.twitter.com/GYUwuHn9gI
— ITS K!SHAN #MI (@double_century) June 9, 2020
Frankly, I am not amazed!!!
Discrimination based on skin color is deep rooted in Indian society. Pretty evident everywhere.
Looking at the below post from Sammy I doubt that he never knew what "Kalu" meant but he chose to raise the voice now. pic.twitter.com/z51EQUIAUh
— Teo LOLstoy (@teo_lolstoy) June 9, 2020
Sammy appealed with ICC and many cricket boards to support the fight against racism.