Darren Sammy, India’s two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, has become a target of racial abuse from Indian cricket fans following a lighthearted tweet about India’s embarrassing 8-wicket loss to New Zealand on Sunday.
Former West Indian captain Darren Sammy had to deal with the wrath of Indian fans after mocking India on his Twitter account.
“Ooooops just heard this song playing on my playlist someone please call 911, I’m in trouble, I’m in really big trouble,” Sammy joked. The tweet was intended to reflect India’s current position in the T20 World Cup.
Indian fans reacted angrily to the tweet, launching a racist tirade at the former World Cup winner. Sammy was subjected to deplorable remarks, with some Indian fans even referring to the George Floyd incident. Over the last week, Indian fans have criticized Mohammad Shami for his religious beliefs, as well as India’s captain, Virat Kohli, for defending Mohammad Shami. India’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals are hanging by a thread after suffering their second consecutive defeat in the mega event. Previously, they were defeated by Pakistan by a massive 10-wicket margin.