Chris Gayle came out in support of Darren Sammy after the former West Indies captain revealed that he was subjected to racism during his tenure with SunRisers Hyderabad.
“Its never too late to fight for the right cause”, said the opening batsman Chris Gayle as he supported former T20 World Cup Winning Captain Darren Sammy. The debate around racism started again after the former West Indies T20 World Cup Winning Skipper Darren Sammy revealed that he faced racism slur during his tenure with SRH in the 2014 IPL. Taking note of Sammy’s revelation Chris Gayle tweeted, “It’s never too late to fight for the right cause or what you’ve experienced over the years! So much more to your story, @darensammy88. As I said, it’s in the game”.
Earlier Chris Gayle also revealed that he too faced racism & added that racism is something which has been witnessed in cricket as well. On Tuesday, Sammy had also released a video specifying that the racial slurs used against him were used for him in the SunRisers Camp.
“I have played all over the world and I have been loved by many people, I have embraced all dressing rooms where I have played, so I was listening to Hasan Minhaj as to how some of the people in his culture describe black people,” Sammy said in a video posted on his Instagram account.
“This doesn’t apply to all so when I found the meaning of a certain word, I had said I was angry on finding out the meaning and it was degrading, instantly I remembered when I played for SunRisers Hyderabad, I was being called exactly the same word which is degrading to us black people,” he added.
Sammy said that at the time when he was being called with that word he actually didn’t know the meaning & his team-mates used to laugh every time after calling him by that name.
“I will be messaging those people, you guys know who you are, I must admit at that time when I was being called as that word I thought the word meant strong stallion or whatever it is, I did not know what it meant, every time I was called with that word, there was laughter at that moment, I thought teammates are laughing so it must be something funny,” Sammy said.
The former West Indies captain has been a vocal supporter of the protests that are currently going on in the USA over the death of an African-American man named George Floyd. Darren Sammy has also appealed other cricket boards to support in the fight against the evil of social injustice & racism.