Daren Sammy is getting out the bigotry he encountered while playing for The Sunrisers in Indian Premier League (IPL).
The cricketer shared his stun in the wake of viewing Hasan Minhaj’s segment on anti-blackness in South Asian communities as he realized a term Minhaj used was one he was alluded to too.
Sammy took to Instagram to communicate his shock after understanding the term was not a recognition like he had expected.
“I just learnt what Kallu meant when I played for Sunrisers in IPL. They called me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant Strong Stallion.”
An old Instagram post by cricketer Ishant Sharma has likewise begun getting out and about for instance of what Sammy experienced.
Sammy, – who’s additionally partaken in Pakistan Super League as a major aspect of Peshawar Zalmis – made a video too in which he got out each and every individual who alluded to him by that term, saying he recalls people around him who said it habitually.
Said Sammy, “I’ve played all over the world, I’ve been loved by many people but I need to say this.”
“I say this because of what I’ve experienced. I remembered when I played for Sunrisers in 2014, I was called that exact word that was degrading to Black people. I got very angry about it, knowing now what that word meant. I will be messaging those people, you know who you are.
He added, “Every time I was called this, there was laughter in the moment. Me being a team man I thought it must be something funny but you can understand my frustration and my anger when it was pointed out to me that it wasn’t funny at all. It was degrading.”
“You repeatedly called me that word over and over again, to the point that I was even saying, that’s my name.”
He ended his note saying each one of the individuals who know him and still used that word with him should reach out to him and let him know as to whether they comprehended what that word implied, and assuming this is the case, he will be disappointed.
“I have always been one to build up the relationship or build up a team, not bring it down.”