Sammy says he faced racism while playing in the IPL

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy

Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy lost his cool as he learnt the meaning of the word “Kalu”, a jibe which was directed at him during his IPL stint with SunRisers Hyderabad. The former Windies T20 World Cup-winning skipper said that he along with Sri Lanka player Thisara Perera were subjected to “Kalu” chants when they played for SunRisers Hyderabad. Sammy said that he thought that the word meant strong black man, but now as he has realised the true meaning of the world, he is pissed.

“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,” Sammy wrote in his Instagram story. The former Windies skipper has been a vocal supporter of the protests that are currently going on in the US over the death of an African-American man named George Floyd.