Darren Sammy, the famous cricketer from the West Indies and the head coach of the Peshawar Zalmi, has finally earned the civil honour “Sitara-e-Pakistan” for his “excellent contribution” to the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.
Since Monday morning, Darren has seemed ecstatic, keeping his admirers glued to his Twitter feed with a post asking them to guess “what he is receiving today.”
Darren Sammy Was Conferred With The Award Last Year
“There it is… me collecting the Sitar-e-Pakistan award, Such a proud moment”, he posted on tweeter.
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) May 30, 2022
T20 heavyweight Darren Sammy is well known for leading West Indies to triumphs in the ICC T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016. Aside from representing West Indies in all three forms, the cricketer has a significant amount of T20 experience. He has competed in popular T20 tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has played over 300 T20 matches around the world.
Since joining Peshawar Zalmi for the 2016 edition of PSL, Darren Sammy has been associated with them over the years. He was also named as Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach during the PSL 2020 season, and he continued to play for them for the duration of the season.
He was awarded honorary Pakistan citizenship in 2020 for being the ideal ambassador for the sport in the country, having played a vital part in securing the agreement to visit Lahore for the PSL 2017 final, which his team won under his captaincy.
As far as the IPL is concerned, between 2013 and 2017, Darren Sammy played for franchises such as SunRisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, with varying degrees of success.