Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been left seething after realizing a term used to refer to him when he took part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) may not have been a term of endearment after all.
Sammy, the two-time T20 World Cup winner, recently took to social media platform Instagram to reveal that during his time playing for the Hyderabad franchise he and Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera were called 'kalu'.
The West Indian reveals he was told that the word meant ‘strong stallion’ but in Hindi, it translates as black and is said to be a common name for black cats.
"I just learnt what that kalu meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They called me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I am angry,” Sammy wrote.
Earlier this week the 36-year-old called out the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other boards for not speaking out in support of ongoing protest around the globe, which call for racial equality.
The protests originated in the United States after an African American man in his 40s, George Floyd, was killed by a white police officer. Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder was filmed kneeling on the neck of the handcuffed man for several minutes. Floyd, who pleaded with the officer, went unconscious at the scene and later died at the hospital.
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