Sammy expresses anger over racist word ‘kalu’ used against him in IPL
Caribbean cricketer Darren Sammy has revealed surprising information about racism. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he was treated racistly but so far he didn’t understand it. However, during the ongoing protest against racism, he realized that he faced racism while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL.
His teammates used to call him ‘Kalu’. They also mentioned Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera with the same nickname.
However, former West Indies Sammy didn’t understand for so long that he was called by this name because of his skin color. He thought that the name was meant to show that he’s strong and to encourage them mentally. However, recently when he understood the real issue, he showed his anger on social media.
“I just learnt what that ‘kalu’ meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They called me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I am angry,”
he wrote in an Instagram story.
Recently, The United States has been trembled by the killing of black George Floyd by white police. Violence erupted across the United States on May 25 after 46-year old George Floyd was killed by local police in Minneapolis.
Curfews were imposed in all major cities due to the seven-day protests. However, the protests are now spreading not only in the United States, but all over the world.
Different countries, especially blacks, are protesting openly. The 36-year old Sammy has also joined. He called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the cricketing world to come forward to fight such racism.