Daren Sammy (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Cathy Daniel
Age: 36 Years
Hometown: Micoud, Saint Lucia

Darren Sammy

Full NameDaren Julius Garvey Sammy
Nickname(s)Sammy and Jackie
ProfessionWest Indies Cricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 7 June 2007 vs England in Manchester
ODI- 8 July 2004 vs New Zealand in Southampton
T20- 28 June 2007 vs England in London
Jersey Number#88 (West Indies)
#88 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team West Indies, Glamorgan, Hobart Hurricanes, Northern Windward Islands, Nottinghamshire, 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 fieldAggressive
Favourite ShotSquare Cut
Records (main ones)• Victorious captain in an ICC T20 World Cup tournament twice (2012 & 2016).
• After his ODI debut in the 2004 Champions Trophy at the age of 20, he became the youngest and the 1st ever player St. Lucian to play for the West Indies.
• Record for the fastest 50 by a West Indian in 20 balls against South Africa in 2010.
• On his Test debut against England at Old Trafford in 2007, he took 7 for 66 and broke the 57 year old record of Alf Valentine for the best bowling figures for a West Indian in his debut Test.

Career Turning PointICC U19 World Cup 2002
Awards/HonoursIn February 2020, the Pakistan Government announced to give him the honorary citizenship of Pakistan and Pakistan's highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Haider, on 23 March 2020.
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 December 1983
Age (as in 2019)36 Years
BirthplaceMicoud, Saint Lucia
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalitySaint Lucian
HometownMicoud, Saint Lucia
FamilyFather- Wilson Sammy
Mother- Clara Sammy
Darren Sammy with his parents
ControversiesIn a World Cup 2015 match between West Indies and Ireland, he and Irish bowler John Mooney were found guilty for violating ICC Code of Conduct (using inappropriate language) and were fined 30% of their match fees. After this incident, Sammy apologised on Twitter.
Favourite Things
CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Brian Lara and Viv Richards
Bowler: Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Joel Garner
FilmFire in Babylon
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCathy Daniel
WifeCathy Daniel
Darren Sammy with his wife
Daughter- Skai
Darren Sammy with his daughter
Son- Darren Dan Sammy Jr and 1 more
Darren Sammy with his son
Darren Sammy with his son

Darren Sammy

Some lesser known facts about Darren Sammy

  • Does Darren Sammy smoke?: No
  • Does Darren Sammy drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Sammy is counted among one of the best T20 captains as under his leadership the West Indies team won 2 ICC World Cup tournaments (2012 & 2016).
  • Before playing cricket for West Indies, he worked as an office assistant at the Ministry of Commerce.
  • He got his cricket training from Shell Cricket Academy in Grenada and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Young Cricketers in London.
  • He was out on a duck on his domestic debut but made a half-century in the next match.
  • He gave an emotional and powerful speech after West Indies won the 2016 ICC World Cup in Kolkata, India.

  • He took 4 years since his Test debut in 2007 to hit a Test century, which he made against England.
  • He cried after taking Sachin Tendulkar’s catch on his last Test match dismissal in 2013.
  • In 2010, he married his childhood girlfriend Cathy.