Darren Sammy Loses Cool As He Reveals Startling Racist Word Used Against Him In IPL

Darren Sammy Loses Cool As He Reveals Startling Racist Word Used Against Him In IPL

Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy. Credits: Getty Images.

In a startling revelation, former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has claimed that he was racially abused in India while playing the Indian Premier League (IPL). The two-time T20 World Cup winner started his IPL career in 2013 with Sunrisers Hyderabad and was made the captain of the team in the following year.

In 2015, he was released by Hyderabad, and subsequently signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was then picked up by Kings XI Punjab for the 2017 tournament. His last appearance in the IPL came in 2015. Darren Sammy, nonetheless, has claimed that he was called Kalu, a racist jibe while he was representing Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He claimed that not only him but Sri Lankan allrounder Thisara Perera was also victim of those racist chants while they were playing for the Hyderabad-based outfit. Darren Sammy made the revelation in a post on his Instagram story. The allrounder stated that he thought that the word meant strong black man, but now as he has realised its true meaning, he is angry.

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Darren Sammy (L) in IPL. Image Courtesy: Getty

“I just learnt what that kalu meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They called me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I am angry,” Darren Sammy wrote.

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy’s Instagram story (Credits: Instagram)

The West Indies star has been very vocal over the protests that have been going on in the USA over the death of an African-American man named George Floyd. He had previously asked the ICC and other cricket board to raise their voice against racism.

“@ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens everyday #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u,” he had written on Twitter earlier this month.

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