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The former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is currently trending for his fight against racism. After he slammed his former IPL teammates Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for calling him “kaalu”, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker came to support him and asked those players to apologize him. Later, Sammy clarified his stance and also added that he is proud to be back.
While the world is now raising voice against racism, especially after the murder of George Floyd in the USA, Darren Sammy recently went angry when he understood the real meaning of “Kaalu”, the word which was used to call him and Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera by some of their SRH teammates.
Though Sammy served for the SRH in 2013-2014, he didn’t know the real meaning of that word at that time. Initially, he felt that “Kaalu” meant strong stallion or something others like that. But after knowing its real meaning, Sammy is very angry now.
In a recent social media video, Sammy clarified that he would message all of those cricketers and ask for more clarification on this.
After knowing this incident, Swara Bhaskar slammed those unnamed SRH members and asked them to say sorry to the former Caribbean captain.
Swara tweeted, “Dear @darensammy88 if someone used the N word at a black person & said they “operated from a place of love” what would u say? Same with word ‘Kaalu’ & it’s variations. And team members of @SunRisers. Show some decency & spine #SaySorryToDaren officially ! #thatsnotcricket @IPL.”
One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something: Darren Sammy
Later, Sammy came to clarify his stance on this. Calling this opportunity to educate each other to stop these incidents, the 36-year-old all-rounder talked about the apologies and his pride to be black.
Sammy replied Swara, “Don’t get me wrong I’m not condoning what was done/said. I’m saying let’s use this opportunity to educate each other so it doesn’t happen again. One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something. I’m confident&proud to be black. That will never change.”
Don’t get me wrong I’m not condoning what was done/said. I’m saying let’s use this opportunity to educate each other so it doesn’t happen again. One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something. I’m confident&proud to be black. That will never change 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😂 https://t.co/HeA1Erwby3
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 12, 2020