Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo back Darren Sammy for his stance against racism during the IPL

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Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy. (Image Source: Twitter)

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy created quite a stir within the Indian cricketing fraternity posting allegations of racist jibes during his stint at Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).


Now, Sammy’s ex-teammates Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo came in support of him, in his bid to call out the members in the IPL franchise in 2013 and 2014 seasons.

During his stay at the Hyderabad-based franchise, Sammy, along with Thisara Perera, were called ‘Kalu’ which is a typical Indian slur for dark-complexioned people.


However, Sammy had a different interpretation of the word, claiming he thought the meaning of the word was along the lines of his strength.

Recently, his former SRH teammate Irfan Pathan denied being aware of any form of racial slurs used against Sammy. Although, an old Instagram post from Ishant Sharma which surfaced lately, proved otherwise.

Sharma, back in 2014, posted a picture of him with Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sammy, tagging the West Indian as ‘Kaluu’. The post has been doing rounds on social media ever since.


“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!!,” Gayle retweeted Sammy’s recent post.

“Recently, I discovered a word that I was being called was not what it actually meant I need some answers. So before I start calling out names I need these individuals to reach out and please tell me there’s another meaning to that word. I saw u as brothers,” Sammy wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo reacted to the flaring issue against racism, in support of Sammy.


“It’s sad to see what’s going on around the world. As a black man, we know the history of what black people have been through. We never ask for revenge, we ask for equality and respect. That’s it,” Bravo told Pommie Mbangwa in an Instagram chat.

The entire incident came into light after an episode of ‘Patriot Act’ by Hasan Minaj, where he explained the casual racism going inside an Indian household.

While watching the episode, Sammy realised that it was the same words used for him by his teammates at SRH. In his Instagram rant, Sammy called out his teammates and mentioned about texting them for receiving an apology and clarification for the racist remark.

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