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Tamim Iqbal praised Darren Sammy for his skills. Photo Credit: AFP.

Racism has come to notice under microscopic level ever since the death of George Floyd in America. George Floyd was killed on May 25 in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnestoa in the United States after an officer, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee on Flyod’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

His death brought many to the fore who have been targeted for ‘racism’ and former West Indies captain Darren Sammy was one of them. Sammy took to Instagram via a video message and said some SunRisers Hyderabad players called him and Thisara Perera ‘kalu’ during the 2013-14 season. His controversial remarks caused quite a stir in the cricket fraternity with fans giving their own opinions on the matter.

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy. Credits: Getty Images.

West Indian stars like Sammy are treated like kings in Pakistan: Peshwar Zalmi owner

Darren Sammy grew up in a religious household where his mother wanted him to become a pastor. He has earned quite a fan following in Pakistan over the years. He was offered the honorary citizenship by the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a special request from Peshwar Zalmi owners which he accepted.

Now Peshwar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has come out in support of Darren Sammy and said every West Indies player has been treated like a king in Pakistan. He also added they are flamboyant and pakistani fans love and support them.

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Javed Afridi has a belief in Darren Sammy. Photo Credit: PSL.

“West Indian stars like Sammy are treated like kings in Pakistan,” Javed Afridi told The News in an interview on Wednesday. “They are naturally flamboyant players and are regarded as match-winners. Pakistani fans love to watch and support them, especially when they are playing in the PSL.”

Sammy has been a part of Peshwar Zalmi between 2016 to 2020. He was retained in the draft in 2016 and was later named as a captain. He helped the franchise win the league in 2017.