While there is much voice about the black lives and racism going on former West Indian captain has made shocking revelations. Darren Sammy who is a 2 times World T20 winning captain of West Indies has said that he faced racism while playing for the IPL in India.
Sammy who played for the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad said he was addressed as ‘Kalu’ (black person) by his teammates. Sammy said that not only he but the Sri Lankan player Thisara Perera was also addressed by the name. He says that he didn’t know the meaning of the word at that time. He said that the word meant ‘strong stallion’ at that time.
Sammy’s claim proof as well. It is an Instagram post of Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma who played for the SRH in IPL. A post from 2014 which features a picture with Sammy and others has a caption “Me, bhuvi, kaluu and gun sunrisers”.
Sammy has now asked for an apology from his ex-SRH teammates. Meanwhile, Sammy’s SRH teammates Irfan Pathan, Parvez Rasool, Parthiv Patel stated that there were no racial jibes during their stint with Darren Sammy. Sammy said that he got to know the meaning of the word through Hasan Minhaj’s video. He says back then his teammates used to say that it is all in love.