West Indies’ veteran allrounder Darren Sammy continued his fight against the menace of racism by responding to Indian domestic cricketer Abhinav Mukund‘s tweet in 2017 when he had raised the issue in a heartfelt statement.
Mukund had claimed that many teammates and rivals called him out and laughed at him for his dark skin tone. The Tamil Nadu cricketer had also clarified that he was speaking up not only for himself but for all those who face racism.
“Obviously, with the rise of social media, it has gone to a magnitude that I see people hurling abuses left, right, and centre at something I have absolutely no control over. Fair isn’t the only lovely and handsome guys! Stay true, stay focused, be comfortable in your own skin,” Mukund said in a portion of his statement.
He had received backing from his skipper Virat Kohli back then.
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) August 9, 2017
Quoting the a three-year-old tweet on Thursday, Darren Sammy showered praise on and support on Abhinav Mukund. He urged the Tamil Nadu cricketer to stay strong in this fight against racism and also said that he is wonderfully and beautifully made.
Stay strong champ you were wonderfully and beautifully made. ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿 https://t.co/pgcYFlDY7B
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 10, 2020
As far as Sammy’s allegations are concerned, a few days back, an old post of Indian pacer Ishant Sharma had gone viral in which he had termed the Caribbean allroundr as ‘Kalu’. However, nothing has been said on the matter from BCCI, SRH or any other IPL franchise.