Darren Julius Garvey Sammy
West Indies Cricketer (All-rounder)
Darren Julius Garvey is a Saint Lucian cricketer who represents West Indies at International level. A right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler, Sammy is a two-time T20 World Cup winning skipper. He became the first St Lucian cricketer to make his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2004. After three years he made his Test debut against England and he became the first West Indies player to return with match figures of 7/66 since Alf Valentine in 1950.
He was appointed as the Windies skipper in October 2010. He scored his first Test century against England in May 2012. Sammy is the only skipper to win World T20 twice. He captained West Indies to it’s first major trophy in eight years after winning the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka.
He was dropped as captain of the West Indies team on August 05, 2016.
Windies great and former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy who led the Caribbean team to two ICC World cup titles will also help to promote the ICC Women’s World Cup T20, 2018 scheduled to be in West Indies in 2018.
|Nickname:||Sammy and Jackie|
|Profession:||West Indies Cricketer|
|Height (approx.):||191 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||90 kg|
|Date of Birth:||20 December 1983|
|Age (as on 2018):||35 years|
|Birth Place:||Micoud, Saint Lucia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not Known|
|Test:||7 June 2007 vs England in Manchester|
|ODI:||8 July 2004 vs New Zealand in Southampton|
|T20I:||28 June 2007 vs England in London|
|Jersey Number:||#88(West Indies)|
#88(IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team:||West Indies, Hobart Hurricanes, Glamorgan, Nottinghamshire, Northern Windward Islands, Peshawar Zalmi, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia, St Lucia Zouks, Stanford Superstars, Sunrisers Hyderabad, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI, Windward Islands|
|Nature on the field:||Agressive|
|Likes to play against:||Australia and India|
|Favourite Shot:||Square Cut shot|
|Records and Awards|
- West Indies won the ICC T20 World Cup tournament twice (2012 & 2016) under his captaincy.
- He became the youngest and the first ever St. Lucian to play for West Indies after making his ODI debut in the 2004 Champions Trophy.
- He also holds the record for hitting the fastest 50 by a West Indies player. He had recorded a half-century in 20 balls against South Africa in 2010.
- He made his Test debut in 2007 against England at Old Trafford where he took 7 wickets for 66 and broke the 57-year-old record of Alf Valentine.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Brian Lara, MS Dhoni and Viv Richards|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Joel Garner|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Not Known|
|Favourite sports personalities:||Not Known|
|Favourite Food:||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors:||Not Known|
|Favourite Films:||Not Known|
|Car Collection:||Not Known|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Not Known|
|Favourite Destinations:||Not Known|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Children:||Skai and Darren Sammy Jr|
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
IPL INR 30
In 2015, during World Cup match against Ireland, he was found guilty of violating ICC Code of Conduct (for using abusive language on the field). He was fined 30 percent of his match fees.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Sammy is regarded as one of the best T20 captains of West Indies as the Windies have won 2 ICC World Cup tournaments (2012 & 2016) under his leadership.
- Before starting his career as a West Indies cricketer, he worked as an office assistant at the Ministry of Commerce.
- He got dismissed on a duck on his domestic debut, but he went on to make a half-century in the next match.