Racism has come to notice under the microscopic level since the death of George Floyd in America. George Floyd was killed on May 25 in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States after an officer, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee on Flyod’s neck for nearly 9 minutes.
His death brought many to the fore who have been targeted for ‘racism’ and former West Indies captain Darren Sammy was one of them. Sammy took to Instagram via a video message and stated some SunRisers Hyderabad players called him and Thisara Perera’ Kalu’ during the 2013-14 season. His controversial remarks caused quite a stir in the cricket fraternity, with fans giving their own opinions on the matter.
Darren Sammy grew up in a religious family where his mother wanted him to become a pastor. He has earned quite a fan following in Pakistan over the years. He was offered honorary citizenship by the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a special request from Peshwar Zalmi owners, which he accepted.
Now Peshwar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has come out in support of Darren Sammy and said every West Indies player had been treated like a king in Pakistan. He also added they are flamboyant and Pakistani fans love and support them.
“West Indian stars like Sammy are treated like kings in Pakistan,” Javed Afridi told The News in an interview on Wednesday. “They are naturally flamboyant players and are regarded as match-winners. Pakistani fans love to watch and support them, especially when they are playing in the PSL.”
Sammy has been a part of Peshwar Zalmi between 2016 to 2020. He was retained in the draft in 2016 and was later named as a captain. He helped the franchise won the league in 2017.