Darren Sammy responds to Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar’s #SaySorryToDarren tweet

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Swara Bhaskar and Darren Sammy

Former West Indies’ skipper Darren Sammy, who had claimed that he was subjected to racism during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Friday, revealed that he recently had an interesting conversation with one of the guys.


“I’m please to say that I’ve had a really interesting conversation with one of the guys and we are looking at ways to educate rather than focusing on the negatives. My brother reassured me that he operated from a place of love and I believe him,” Sammy tweeted.

The all-rounder’s comments not only won hearts of cricket lovers on Twitter but his statement also caught the attention of Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar.


Swara came up with a tweet demanding an apology from Sammy’s former IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“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,” Swara tweeted.

The St. Lucia born cricketer was quick to respond to the Bollywood actress’ tweet and stated he just wants to educate one and all so that racism doesn’t happen again.


“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,” tweeted Sammy.

Sammy had come up with an emotional post earlier this month, saying he was subjected to a racial slur during the IPL. Sammy said he was called ‘kalu’ by a few of his SRH teammates and that he only came to know about the racist tone attached to the word after watching a television show.

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