Darren Sammy, a West Indian cricketer, has become a household name in Pakistan. Particularly after defying all odds and apprehensions to play in the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore. His sincere appreciation for the country set him apart from other foreign players.
Sammy continues to be in the headlines in Pakistan for all the right reasons. After leading Peshawar Zalmi to the PSL crown. According to reports in the media, Sammy may convert to Islam after receiving inspiration from the religion during his recent stay in Pakistan.
Zalmi owner Javed Afridi asked his team’s fans to pray that Darren Sammy converts to Islam in a viral video message on social media.
Javed considers getting Sammy to learn about Islam to be a significant accomplishment.
In the video, Javed says, “I pray that he recognizes Islam as his faith.”
“I believe he has a full understanding, and the way he reads about Islam is a major accomplishment. It’s a huge deal for my whole team and me.”
Darren Sammy never failed to surprise his fans during the PSL. He had announced speaking in Pashto that he would shave his head if Zalmi won the title (which they did later).
Sammy’s dedication to the Peshawar squad is impressive, as he studied Pashto when he was with the players. Besides, he was among the first players to affirm his participation in the Lahore final. He stated that he will join Javed everywhere he goes.
Peshawar became the only PSL team to commit to playing the PSL final in Lahore with their entire international players’ roster.
During the draughts, former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi named Sammy as the Peshawar squad captain for PSL’s second edition.
After defeating Quetta Gladiators in the PSL final at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the former West Indies captain led Zalmi to the winner’s trophy.