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While the world is now raising the voice against racism, the former two-time T20 World Cup-winning Caribbean captain Darren Sammy has recently blasted some of his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) teammates for calling him “Kalu”. Now, the Caribbean superstar Chris Gayle has supported Sammy in this fight.
Recently, the 36-year-old Darren Sammy understood the real meaning of the local-Indian word “Kalu”. During his tenure for the IPL team SRH in 2013 and 2014, some of the teammates called him and the Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera with that name.
Earlier, Sammy thought that it meant strong stallion or something others like that. But after recently understood the actual meaning, Sammy has felt that it was a degrading word which made him very angry.
In a recent video on his official social media accounts, Sammy clarified that before revealing those names, who called him “Kalu”, he would talk with them individually to get more clarification on this. Whatever, the all-rounder is very much angry at the present moment, who played 22 IPL matches, including 20 games for the SRH.
It’s never too late to fight for the right cause: Chris Gayle to Darren Sammy
Now, the 40-year-old Chris Gayle has also come out to support Sammy. According to the senior Caribbean cricketer, there is nothing too late when it is the fight for the right cause.
Supporting Sammy, Gayle wrote on his Twitter account, “It’s never too late to fight for the right cause or what you’ve experienced over the years! So much more to your story, @darensammy88. Like I said, it’s in the game!! ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿”
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) June 9, 2020
You know how it is bro: Darren Sammy replied
Later, Sammy also replied, “You know how it is bro. Knowledge Is Power. We were not born to be silence.”
You know how it is bro. Knowledge Is Power. We were not born to be silence https://t.co/jHZPfOFYyE
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 9, 2020
Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy together have played 131 international matches (14 Tests, 75 ODIs and 42 T20Is). While the West Indies won the ICC World T20 2012 and ICC World T20 2016 under Sammy’s leadership, Gayle also played important roles during those tournaments.