West Indies all-rounder was named as captain of Peshawar Zalmi franchise in HBL PSL 5
Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy’s cryptic tweet has sparked speculations after the Windies all-rounder missed out on his team’s match against Karachi Kings in Rawalpindi, during the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.
Pacer Wahab Riaz, who captained the side during Sammy’s absence, said, at the toss, that the all-rounder was rested for the game.
Sammy took to Twitter where he wrote: “I’ve learned that you are important until you’ve completed your role. #dealingwithhumans”
This tweet sent the social media website into a frenzy as users started coming up with different opinions on the matter.
Can smell some clashes between Javed Afridi and Darren Sammy. But can’t believe because Javed Afridi is really a supportive person who respects Sammy alot. He had issues with Shahid Afridi but those were based on Business conflicts.— Aqeel (@iAqeel_) March 2, 2020
Darren Sammy is "resting". In the context of his tweet earlier, this makes this "rest" rather interesting. Wahab Riaz to lead the Zalmi side today. #PZvKK— Zainub Razvi (@zainubrazvi) March 2, 2020
BTW what happened?— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) March 2, 2020
Trust me you will always be important to millions in Pakistan who love you for your courage and visits to Pakistan when no one was coming here..
Dear Sammy you are precious for Pakistan and Peshawar Zalmi.— Rashid Latif راشد لطیف 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) March 2, 2020
Brathwaite and Pollard may become part of Playing XI but nobody can replace you...
Stay Strong brother.— Nabeel Hashmi (@iNabeelHashmi) March 2, 2020
You are irreplaceable for what you have done and achieved in your life 👍👍 https://t.co/8yS8EeM9Hd
All good with Javed?— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) March 2, 2020
Earlier, Pakistan government had decided to confer honorary citizenship on Sammy for his “invaluable contribution” towards the return of top-flight cricket to the country, its cricket board said.
The 36-year-old expressed his gratitude to the people of the country while stating that it is an honour to receive the award.
“I am truly honoured to be given this civilian award. We took a small step in the right direction in 2017 and look at us here today. All the foreign players played their part. Thank you Pakistan for the love shown to us. We only want you to experience cricket at home. Love wins,” Sammy had tweeted.
While the international cricket community stayed away from travelling to Pakistan following the attack, Sammy has been a regular member of the Peshawar Zalmi side in the Pakistan Super League since its start in 2016.
The 36-year-old St Lucian captained the franchise to the PSL title in the second edition in 2017 and often advocated for the return of international cricket to the country.