Darren Sammy revealed that one of the players has reached out to him after his revelation & he is pleased to have a convo.
Few days back, the Former West Indies captain said that he and Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera were called ‘Kalu’ during their time in the Indian Premier League seasons. He was pointing out to his time at the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp in the year 2013 and 2014.
The all-rounder claimed that he didn’t know the meaning of the word then. He urged players who called him with that name to apologize.
Fortunately, it seems one of those players has come forward and offered Sammy some type of justification on a call.
Recently, sammy wrote on Twitter that he has had an interesting conversation with one of the players. He also revealed that the player has assured him that he used to do that from a place of love.
“I’m please to say that I’ve had a really interesting conversation with one of the guys and we are looking at ways to educate rather than focusing on the negatives. My brother reassured me that he operated from a place of love and I believe him,”Sammy wrote on Twitter.
After Sammy alleged facing racism in the Sunrisers Hyderabad, a post of Ishant Sharma confirmed it.
In one old post of Sharma from year 2014 on Instagram, he had referred the Caribbean all-rounder as ‘kalu’ in the caption.
“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 had said.
Though, his former SRH teammate,India’s Irfan Pathan denied that Sammy was called that during his stay at the SRH camp.
He also said that racism existed in domestic cricket and people need to be educated to get rid of it.