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Peshawar Zalmi owner rewards Darren Sammy with $20,000

Published Apr 04, 2016 07:57pm

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West Indies's captain Darren Sammy poses for a photograph with the World T20 trophy. — AFP
West Indies's captain Darren Sammy poses for a photograph with the World T20 trophy. — AFP

Peshawar Zalmi franchise owner Javed Afridi, on Monday announced a reward of $20,000 for West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy after the all-rounder lead the Caribbean side to World T20 glory.

“I here by announce a sum of USD:$20,000 for @darrensammy88 from Peshawar Zalmi platform for his excellent team spirit & over all performance,” tweeted Afridi.

West Indies beat England by four wickets to lift the World T20 title for the second time in four years after Carlos Brathwaite’s smoked Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes in the last over of a thrilling finale played on Sunday.

Sammy was a fan favourite during the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League and entertained the crowds with his hard-hitting and wicket-to-wicket medium pace.

The big man from St. Lucia also amused the fans with his attempts to speak Pashto on the sidelines.

Another Zalmi man, Tamim Iqbal also received $5000 from Javed Afridi for becoming the highest-run getter in the World T20, plundering 295 runs in six matches.

The southpaw from Bangladesh was a vital part of the Peshawar franchise and provided them strength at the top of their batting order.

Earlier, the Windies captain also put up a special message in Pashto language for Pakistani fans on his Instagram account.

Me trying to reach out to my Pakistani fans @jafridi10 thanks for the support

A video posted by darren (@darrensammy88) on

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waqas Apr 04, 2016 08:03pm

He deserves it !

Harmony-1© Apr 04, 2016 08:28pm

Wonderful gesture from Peshawar Zalmi franchise owner.

Karachite Apr 04, 2016 08:30pm

And this is how teams get divided, and sooner rather than later, players turn on each other.

Asad Karim Toronto Apr 04, 2016 08:58pm

Great gesture by Javed Afridi for great player Tammim Iqbal and great captain 2 times winners T20 w/cps Sammy Cong all three.

AIZ Apr 04, 2016 09:04pm

Nice one....

Ali jee Apr 04, 2016 09:18pm

Very nice of u

Sensei Apr 04, 2016 10:22pm

PCB maybe better off being minority owned by PSL owners like Javed Afridi and Nadeem Omar. Govt can still hold majority ownership.

Sheraz Apr 04, 2016 11:22pm

Unprecedented gesture! Much much appreciated

optimist Apr 05, 2016 12:25am

Great gesture by the owner of Peshawar Zulmi. I hope his team wins the next competition.

Mo Apr 05, 2016 02:59am

Very nice gesture, very smart marketing by Zalmi though I think 50k would be a better number

Faisal Apr 05, 2016 04:43am

Javed Afridi, get a life. He does not need that money. He is already making more in IPL, BPL and what not

Dr Riffat Jabeen Apr 05, 2016 08:13am

Good one. Nice gesture. It's not about money only rather acknowledging the passionate win.

MastanKhan Apr 05, 2016 09:02am

To those critical of rewards---I 'll tell you that neither would Sammy and nor would Tamim forget this reward as miniscule some might think it is.

It is the good faith and gesture under which it was given.

Syed Shahzad Bukhari Apr 05, 2016 10:33am

Bravo!!! great gesture, well done Darren Sammy and Tamim Iqbal.

Ash Apr 05, 2016 07:01pm

Great Guy....!

Sam Apr 05, 2016 07:22pm

Good thinking but I still feel that money should have been spent on grooming local players.