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Sammy considers Ishant as 'brother', Sharma used to call offensive words in IPL

The India Print 2020-08-19 21:50:55

New Delhi: Ishant Sharma is still 'like a brother' to former West Indies captain Darren Sammy and he has no resentment or anger against this Indian fast bowler who was racially offensive in mockery during the Indian Premier League Used to call Sammy had alleged that he was often referred to as 'Kalu' (black) during Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 and 2015, and that the word 'racial' was recently discovered.

This word was used for the West Indies player in the 'caption' of a photo posted on Ishant Sharma's official Instagram page and this is also evidence of his allegation. Annoyed Sammy initially demanded an apology for this but later asked to have a soft talk. In an interview conducted by his Caribbean Premier League franchise Saint Lucia Joux, Sammy said, "I have no resentment." I spoke to Ishant Sharma. I still consider him brother like I used to believe playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014-2015. 

The former captain, a two-time T20 World Cup winner, made it clear that he has progressed in Ishant's case but he would not stop questioning if anyone used the term. He said, "But if I came to know that this racial word is being used again for me, whenever I know I will ask questions about it and I did so." He said, 'I talked and voiced about it and I moved on from it. These issues started a conversation in the cricket world. I have no regrets talking about it. '

Sammy, who has played 232 international matches in the West Indies, has been very vocal against racism against black people. He said, 'I feel that my mother has brought me up with this education. You should stand against the things you trust, whether it is being done unfairly against you or against your colleagues. This is not just a campaign because the lives of black people also matter. ' Sammy said, 'Over the years we are being racially discriminated against based on our color. We have suffered a lot. '