Daren Sammy outraged after realizing what ‘kaalu’ means, calls out racism at IPL

Daren Sammy is calling out the racism he experienced while playing in Indian Premier League (IPL). Sammy took to Instagram to express his outrage upon realising the term ‘kallu’ was not a praise like he had assumed. “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.”

The cricketer shared his shock after watching Hasan Minhaj’s segment on anti-blackness in South Asian communities, as he realised a term Minhaj used was one he was referred to as well. An old Instagram post by cricketer Ishant Sharma has also started making the rounds as an example of what Sammy went through.

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