‘It is never too late’- Chris Gayle backs Daren Sammy after his racism allegations on ex-SRH players
Darren Sammy played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and 2014 season.
Updated - Jun 10, 2020 10:28 am
Darren Sammy, the former West Indies captain, shook the cricket world when he claimed that he had to face racist jibes during his IPL stint in 2013 and 2014 with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He revealed that his SRH teammates used to call him ‘Kalu’. Sammy accepted he didn’t know the meaning of that word explicitly. But, now he is aware that it is used for the black people.
He has also demanded an apology from his ex-teammates before he starts taking the names. The 36-year-old raised the voice against racism after George Floyd’s death in the USA. However, after his allegations against the SRH players, many questioned why it took him so long to speak about it.
“I will be texting you guys, when you repeatedly called me that word over and over again to the point when I was even said that it was my name, did you mean it in a degrading way to me? I’ve always been one to build up the team – not bring it down.
“All those who called me that, you guys know yourself. Some of you have my numbers, my Instagram and Twitter. Let’s have a conversation. If it was in the way Minhaj meant, I am disappointed. I’m angry and I deserve an apology. Talk to me, reach out to me,” Sammy said in an Instagram video on Tuesday.
Gayle shares hard-hitting post in support of Darren Sammy
Now, Chris Gayle has come out in support of former West Indies skipper. He shared a hard-hitting post through his official Twitter handle stating that it is never too late to raise voice against a right cause. The Universe Boss also shared his pain and recited that racism exists in cricket.
His post read, “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!!” After Darren Sammy made such allegations on his ex-SRH teammates, a photo of got viral on social media.
In that still, Darren Sammy was mentioned as ‘Kalu’. And, that post was shared by none other than Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who played for the Hyderabad based franchise from 2013 to 2015.
Here is the post:
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) June 9, 2020