Ex-West Indies Skipper Darren Sammy Faced Racism During IPL
Ex-West Indies skipper Darren Sammy posted an emotional video of him being called by a “derogatory” word used for black-people during his stint with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Darren Sammy experienced racial abuse in India
The good memories of former West Indies skipper turned into disappointment when he understood meaning of the word his IPL counterparts used to call him in the dressing room. At that time, he thought that the word would matching with his personality but little did he know that it was a derogatory word. And the West Indies cricketer recalls how his teammates were used to laugh after calling him with that “derogatory” word.
Darren Sammy revealed his displeasure
He said that he was listening to Hasan Minhaj when he came to know about that “derogatory” word and recalled that he was also called with that word. It is when he understood that laughter followed with the word was to insult him.
Darren Sammy said in his video that he would text to all his IPL teammates to ask them whether they meant the real meaning the of that word or was that just a friendly joke. He further said that if they meant to insult me then he would be disappointed.
Darren Sammy supports protests against racism
The ex-cricketer is a vocal supporter of the protests against the death of George Floyd in the US. Also, he urged ICC and other cricket boards to check racism in dressing rooms.