Darren Sammy expresses fury over racist word used against him in IPL
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: June 6, 2020 10:42:01 pm


Sammy Kalu Darren Sammy was with the SRH facet between 2013 and 2015. (File Photo/BCCI)

Darren Sammy has expressed fury at having learnt the that means of the word ‘kalu’, a jibe  directed at him throughout his days in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). He mentioned he thought the word meant “strong stallion” however that he had a revelation on Saturday.

Sammy wrote on his Instagram story on Saturday: “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 now.”

He wrote in the subsequent story: “I simply learnt what that kalu meant after I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They known as me and Perera by that title. I believed it meant sturdy Stallion. My earlier publish tells me one thing totally different and I’m indignant.”

A screenshot of Darren Sammy’s Instagram story

One of Sammy’s tales on Saturday was on the recent episode of ‘Patriot Act’, an episode which talked about informal racism in Indian households. The episode talked about that derogatorily calling darkish family members ‘kalu’ is in observe in many households.

Sammy has been a vocal supporter of the protests in the USA over this previous week, additionally asking the cricketing fraternity to talk out against racism. “Right now if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem,” Sammy tweeted earlier.

The all-rounder identified that racism isn’t just restricted to America however blacks all internationally should take care of the social evil each day.

READ | Speak against racism or you’re part of the problem: Darren Sammy

“@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,” Sammy tweeted.

The all-rounder’s feedback got here in the wake of world protests over the loss of life of 46-year-old George Floyd, an African-American who was left gasping for breath after a white police officer pressed his knee on the handcuffed man’s neck in USA final week.

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