He has to take responsibility for his comments: Irfan Pathan on Darren Sammy’s racism claims in IPL: Days after West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy claimed that he was racially abused in IPL, his former SRH teammates Irfan Pathan and Parvez Rasool have mentioned that they did not come throughout any such issues.

He has to take responsibility for his comments: Irfan Pathan on Darren Sammy’s racism claims in IPL

Darren Sammy and Irfan Pathan (Twitter Picture)


  • Darren Sammy alleged that folks used to name him ‘kalu’
  • The remark got here after the loss of life of African-American Floyd as a consequence of police brutality
  • I’m not conscious of any such: Darren Sammy’s former SRH teammate Irfan Pathan mentioned

The loss of life of African-American after a white policeman knelt on his neck triggered of a worldwide furore and athletes (primarily of black origin) got here out in numbers to lift their voice in opposition to racism primarily based on the color of the pores and skin.

#BlackLivesMatter trended for days as folks from all walks of the lives shared their tales and revealed the moments once they had been subjugated to racist slurs and insults.

Cricketers additionally joined the second and began talking up. Chris Gayle wrote he has confronted racism inside the group setups additionally but it surely was Darren Sammy’s declare which shook the cricketing world essentially the most. In an Instagram submit Sammy, who used to signify Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL, mentioned that folks referred to as him ‘kalu’ and he by no means knew what it meant.

Two former SRH gamers had been requested in regards to the sensational claims made by Darren Sammy and their response confirmed they do not agree a lot with the lanky West Indian.

“If one thing like that may have occurred then it might have come to note or a group dialogue would have occurred on the subject. I’m not conscious of any such incident and he (Sammy) has to take duty for his feedback,” Irfan Pathan informed Indian Specific.

“However I’ve seen some points in home cricket the place our brothers from South India must face chants primarily based on their look once they journey up north. I believe the actual problem is training and society must be taught.

“We nonetheless haven’t talked a lot about racism in India. Typically we even name names to our brothers and sisters from the northeast. This downside is deep-rooted and can solely go away after we begin educating our little children and that should begin with correct education and parenting,” Irfan Pathan added.

In the meantime, Jammu and Kashmir spinner Parvez Rasool informed that SRH had a really wholesome group surroundings and Darren Sammy was in a jovial temper throughout his time with the group

“I by no means observed something like this. Sammy was my captain for one match in the course of the season however he by no means informed me something like that.”

“As a group, we had a really wholesome surroundings and had been a cheerful bunch of cricketers. Each time I spoke to him he appeared very jovial and I enojyed my time with him,” Rasool mentioned.

Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel had mentioned, “I don’t assume I’ve heard anybody utilizing these (derogatory) phrases.”

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