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Ishant Sharma called Daren Sammy ‘k****’ in a 2014 Instagram post

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

A 2014 Instagram post from Ishant Sharma has surfaced where the Indian speedster refers to his then-Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Daren Sammy as ‘k****’.

Sammy recently hit out at his former SRH teammates, claiming he and Thisara Perera were subjected to a racial slur during his time with the IPL franchise, but they were oblivious to its meaning.

Sammy released a video statement after learning of the word’s meaning, and asked his ex-teammates to come out and “clear the air”.

“Knowledge is power. So recently I discovered a word that I was being called was not what it actually meant I need some answers,” he said on Instagram. “So before I start calling out names I need these individuals to reach out and please tell me there’s another meaning to that word and when I was being called it, it was all in love.”


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Sammy had also urged the International Cricket Council to raise their voice against racism after protests over George Floyd’s death in the USA gained strength as a worldwide movement.

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