Darren Sammy reveals being victim of Racism in IPL
Darren Sammy has made a shocking revelation regarding racism in IPL. He and Thisara Perera were referred as 'Kalu' by teammates.
New Delhi: The streets of US are bustling with protest against the brutal murder of Africa-American, George Floyd. Talks about injustice against black lives, and their rights are doing rounds on social media. Amid this, comes a shocking revelation by former West Indies skipper, Darren Sammy.
Darren Sammy told, during his 2 year stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League, he was subjected to racist remarks. He said, they called me, and Sri Lankan all-rounder, Thisara Perera as 'Kalu'. Darren Sammy has played 38 Tests, 126 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals. He has led the West Indies side to two T20 World Cup titles in 2012 and 2016. He has played 26 matches for SRH in IPL during 2013 and 2014.
Here's what he said
“I just learnt what that ‘kalu’ meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They call me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I’m angry,” wrote Sammy on his Instagram.
"Oh so that’s what that meant when they called me and Thisara Perera kalu in India when we played for Sunrisers. I just thought they were calling me strong black man… I’m more piss (sic) now,”
However, he didn't reveal who used this term and on which particular instance.
His earlier Tweets
His earlier tweets clearly indicated his rebel against the injustice to black lives and their sufferings. In his tweets, he has even questioned the International Cricket Council to address the burning issue.
#Blacklivesmatter has been trending in full swing across the globe post George Floyd's murder. Derek Chauvin, the main police personnel and 3 others involved are under arrest.