Kingston: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo appealed for 'respect and equality' for blacks who have been discriminated against for years, saying 'now it's enough'. After the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the US, former West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle strongly condemned racism, and now Bravo also voiced his opinion on the issue.
What has been sad in the world: Bravo
Bravo told former Zimbabwean cricketer Pommy Mbangwa on Instagram on Tuesday - what has happened in the world is tragic. Because of being black, we know the history of black people through which times they have passed. We never talk of revenge, we just talk about equality and respect.
We only want equality
Bravo said- We respect others. Then why are we constantly facing it. Enough is enough. We only want equality. We do not want revenge or war. Bravo said that we want respect. We share love among every section of people and appreciate them. This is most important.
Nelson Mandela, Mohammed Ali is an inspiration
The 36-year-old Bravo, who played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 71 T20 Internationals for the West Indies, said he wanted the world to know that they are powerful and good people. He gave examples such as Nelson Mandela, Mohammed Ali and Michael Jordan.
Bravo said- We want our brothers and sisters to know that we are powerful and beautiful. Consider some of the greatest people in the world, be it Nelson Mandela, Mohammed Ali or Michael Jordan. We had leadership who paved the way for us.
Case provoked after Sammy's charge
Let me tell you that two-time T20 World Cup winning captain Sammy had earlier alleged that he used to make racist remarks against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He said that when he was in India he was called 'Kalu'. Gayle, who plays in the IPL, also took the side of Sammy on Twitter, saying that there is racism in cricket.