Peshawar Zalmi owner is hopeful that Darren Sammy will soon convert to Islam

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Darren Sammy. (Photo by Ashley Allen/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, has asked his team’s fans to hope that outfit’s skipper Darren Sammy converts to Islam since it is understood that the West Indian is studying the religion. In a video circulating on social media, Javed is seen telling news channels that it will a big success for him to get Sammy to read about Islam.

“I pray that he accepts Islam as his religion,” said Javed in the video. “He has complete knowledge and the way he is reading about Islam, I think it’s a biggest achievement. For me, for my whole team, it is a big thing.”


The two-time World Cup winning captain was announced as the skipper of the Peshawar team for the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) by Shahid Afridi during the drafts. The former West Indies skipper led Zalmi to the trophy in by beating Quetta Gladiators in the final at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Sammy’s association with the Peshawar team has been admirable since he also learned Pashto during his stay with the team players. He was also one of the quickest players to agree playing the final in Lahore, claiming that he will follow Javed wherever he takes him.

“I have enjoyed playing a cricket match [in Lahore] and I have even enjoyed being with the security guys as I have never seen something like this before so it was a good experience. It is hopefully a step in the right direction, where things could happen. What I can say is that being here felt like playing in St Lucia, playing in India or anywhere else in the world. And like I said at the toss, today I felt cricket was the winner, “ the fun-loving Darren Sammy said after claiming the trophy.

Watch the video here.