Former Captain of the Peshawar Zalmi and West Indies cricket team, Darren Sammy, has finally received his Sitara-e-Pakistan award.
Sammy, who captained Zalmi for four editions of the Pakistan Super League was awarded the prestigious honor on 14 August last year by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi.
Darren Sammy played an instrumental role in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan by being one of the earliest cricketing stars to visit the country.
The ex-Zalmi player was handed the honor in his hometown of Saint Lucia.
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) May 30, 2022
“Cricket took me all over the world enabling me to see and play in some amazing places. Pakistan is definitely one of these places. A place that always makes me feel at home. It’s such an honor to have received this prestigious award( Sitara-I-Pakistan) from the Government and people of Pakistan. Thank you,” Sammy wrote on Instagram.
Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi extended his felicitations to Darren Sammy and said that his contribution to Pakistan Cricket’s revival will be written in golden words.
CONGRATULATIONS Brother @darensammy88 ! Well Deserved Sitara-i-Pakistan !
Your Contribution for Pakistan Cricket Revival will be ✍️ in Golden Words & in our Hearts Forever. #PakistanZindabad https://t.co/i5PoPHhiOO pic.twitter.com/TH6Caygl9Y
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) May 30, 2022
Sammy and Pakistan have shared an indelible bond ever since he first visited the country and even owns honorary citizenship.
He has spoken of his love for the country countless times and has always been eager to visit whenever possible.