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Sammy joked about ‘k***’ nickname in 2014 birthday post to Laxman

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Daren Sammy laughed about his nickname ‘k***’ in a Twitter interaction with VVS Laxman on the latter’s birthday in 2014.

Sammy has since spoken out about how he was referred to by the racist term during his time at IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad, where Sammy was a player and Laxman a mentor in 2014, having only recently discovered its meaning. At the time, he said he thought it meant “stallion”.

On November 1, 2014, the former West Indies captain tweeted the following message to the legendary India batsman: “Happy birthday
@VVSLaxman281. May God continue to bless you. #bestdresser oh remember dark k***. 😂😂😂”

Laxman replied: “thanks a lot Darren.”

A screenshot of the interaction between the pair on Twitter

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