Darren Sammy lost his cool when Ishant Sharma called him 'Kalu' in an Instagram post

Darren Sammy lost his cool when Ishant Sharma called him ‘Kalu’ in an Instagram post


The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter is trending because people are reporting incidents of racism. The whole world has been calling for an end to racism.

Recently, the veteran player of West Indies Darren Sammy called by ICC to speak on the matter of racism. Sammy did so in response to the famous George Floyd incident, which caused unrest and protests around the world, especially in the United States.

This happened after Sammy realized that a jibe has directed to him from Sunrise Hyderabad teammates was based on his color. Sammy lost his temper over being called ‘Kalu’ during his Indian Premier League (IPL) stint with SunRisers Hyderabad.

Sammy kept quiet until he claimed that he had face racism 6 years ago while playing IPL. His claim has proved after one of the netizens dug out the post by Indian player Ishant Sharma. In that Instagram post, Ishant calls Sammy ‘Kalu’. 

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Me, bhuvi, kaluu and gun sunrisers

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Now, I realize it was degrading, I will be texting you guys and I will ask you as to when you called me with that name, did you all mean it in any bad way or form? Talk to me, reach out to me, let’s clear the air. That is why it is important to take a stand against all racial injustice.”

Recently, in a video, Sammy asked for clarification from his teammates about the nickname ‘Kalu’. Unless he will reveal the names of all players publically who used to discriminate him based on his color.

Further, he said, “He along with Sri Lanka player Thisara Perera was subjected to ‘Kalu’ chants when they played for SunRisers Hyderabad.”

Two more ace players, Jofra Archer and Chris Gayle claimed the same story. Along with them, Darren Sammy takes a strong stand against racism.

On the other hand,  Parthiv Patel, Venugopal Rao, and Irfan Pathan, who are in the picture with Sammy claimed that they are unaware of this caption. 

Reactions from the Netizens

This revelation by Sammy brings a wave of mixed reactions from Twitterati. Many of them are appreciating Darren for taking a stand against racist slur.


While others tried to calm down Sammy because in our society calling someone ‘Kalu’ is not a big deal.

Meanwhile, Twitter users dug up some of the Darren pictures in which he calling himself “Black”.


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