Darren Sammy released a video on Instagram alleging racism within the SunRisers Hyderabad Camp. Earlier in last week, Darren lost his temper after he learned the meaning of the word “Kalu”, which he claimed that was directed towards him during his IPL tenure with the SRH.
The T20 World Cup Winning Skipper had said that he along with Sri Lanka player Thisara Perera were sometimes called that word when they played for SRH. However Sammy did not specify the name to who has directed these racist comments at him, but now the player has released a video & said that now he will message all those who called him by that word.
“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 Skipper has been a vocal supporter of the protests that are going on in the US over the death of an African American man named George Floyd. Darren Sammy had also made an appeal to the ICC & other cricket boards to support the fight against social injustice & racism