Former West Indies’ captain Darren Sammy is one of the popular cricketers in Pakistan. The veteran player has been leading a Pakistan Super league franchise for few years now and is one of the first players to travel Pakistan whenever he gets an opportunity. The fans there also love him and Sammy, undoubtedly, is the biggest overseas face there. His popularity might grow manifold there as Sammy is all set to become a citizen of Pakistan.
Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi (the team Sammy represents in PSL), has revealed that they have requested to make Sammy an honorary citizen of Pakistan.
“We have requested for the honorary citizenship of Pakistan for Daren Sammy. The application is currently at President’s table. I request the PCB chairman to put in a good word for Sammy, so it can be approved. Sammy’s voice notes were too emotional for Pakistan when PCB was trying to hold the PSL season 2 finale in Lahore,” Afridi was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
Apart from PSL, Sammy has also played international cricket in Pakistan as he was a part of World XI side that toured the country in 2017, under the leadership of Faf du Plessis.
Sammy is a two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain. He led West Indies to a successful win over Sri Lanka in 2012. In 2016, West Indies defeated England in the final played at Eden Gardens in India. He hasn’t played for West Indies since then. It is to be noted that Sammy could still make a comeback like Dwayne Bravo did recently.
Meanwhile, the fifth edition of PSL kicked off yesterday, where Quetta Gladiators defeated Islamabad United by three wickets. Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi take on Karachi Kings today. They will next play Quetta Gladiators on Sunday.