New Delhi. Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has apologized to some fellow players while claiming to play for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Sunrisers Hyderabad, claiming to have addressed him with a racist surname. These players may also include India's fast bowler Ishant Sharma. The captain, who had won the T20 World Cup title twice, had earlier said that he was called 'Kalu', now he came to know that the name he used to address is racial. 'Kalu' is a derogatory term to describe black people. Sammy said this while giving his views on the protests in America following the death of African American-origin George Floyd due to the brutality of a white policeman. Sammy wrote on Instagram that while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013-14, the team players used to call him by this name.
These players may also include Ishant who used the word 'Kalu' for Sammy by sharing a photo on 14 May 2014. That same year, even Sammy used the word 'Kalu' for himself in a social media post to wish VVS Laxman (the team's then mentor) a happy birthday. Sammy said on her Instagram, "I was listening to Hasan Minhaj (Indian-American comedian and actor) about how some of the people in his culture have described black people." , "I got angry when I came to know that they used to describe black people with one word. They (Minhaj) said that it is outrageous." Sammy said "Suddenly I remember 2013 and 2014 Income when I played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. I was addressed by the word Minhaj referred to. ''
Sammy approached him and demanded an apology without naming any of his teammates. He said, "Whoever called me by that name, he himself knows this, contact me, talk. Because Joe Minhaj said, if this is what I mean then I am very disappointed. "He said," I will send a message to all those people. You all know yourself. I confess that I did not know the meaning of the term at that time. ”Sammy is now one of the main players of the Pakistan Super League. He said, "I thought it meant strongly. I did not know what it meant, so at that time I had no problem with this word. "He said," I think about the interest of the team and I felt that if it makes the team players happy then it is fun. Will happen. You can understand my frustration and my anger when it was told that it was not funny at all,