Daren Sammy, the recently appointed brand ambassador of Fun88, is one of the most successful cricket players from the West Indies. Over the years, he has represented and captained the West Indies national cricket team and has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Having made his international debut way back in 2004, Daren Sammy is one of the most experienced and richest cricketers from the West Indies. Not to forget, he’s also the most successful West Indies captain of recent times.
Under Sammy’s captaincy, the West Indies team won the Twenty20 International (T20) World Cup twice in 2012 and 2016. He’s the only captain in world cricket to have led his side to two T20 World Cup victories.
As an all-rounder, his cricketing talent was apparent to everyone. He is a big-hitting batsman who can bowl medium-pace as well. That’s the reason he has played in a number of leagues worldwide, which has, of course, given a boost to his net worth and earnings.
Daren Sammy’s Net Worth and Earnings
Sammy’s estimated net worth is approximately $5 million (Rs 37.3 crores). It includes his earnings for representing the West Indies national team and his salary for playing in many cricketing leagues over the years.
Given that he last represented the West Indies national team back in 2017, his earnings from playing league cricket in IPL, PSL, and CSL have contributed significantly to his overall net worth.
Sammy started playing in IPL when he joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. He even captained the franchise in 2014. He was at the peak of his career then, and as a result, there was a lot of competition in IPL 2015 auctions to buy him.
Finally, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Sammy for Rs 2.8 crores. Then, in 2017, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for $46,000 (Rs 34.3 lakhs). Sammy has had a successful run playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as well. In the 2013 edition of CPL, he was announced as the franchise player of the tournament.
He was a permanent fixture of the CPL side, St Lucia Zouks, which he even led for a while. But recently, Sammy stepped down as a player and captain of St Lucia Zouks and has chosen to play the role of a T20 cricket consultant and brand ambassador for the team.
Sammy earned a lot of fame playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as well. He captained their franchise, Peshawar Zalmi, from 2017 until 2020. Now, he’s playing the role of Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach.
It was reported that Peshawar Zalmi had paid Sammy Rs 40 lakhs ($53,690) for a one-year contract in 2020. Sammy had played a crucial role in Peshawar Zalmi winning the PSL in 2017.
For Sammy’s role in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, the Pakistani Government had even conferred upon him the country’s highest civilian award – the Nishaan-e-Pakistan – and the honorary citizenship in 2020.
Lifestyle Of The Ex-Windies Captain, Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy is a sporting legend in Saint Lucia, where he was born, for being its first international cricketer, who also won two T20 World Cups for West Indies.
He’s so popular in his home country that the ‘Beausejour Cricket Ground’ in Saint Lucia was renamed the ‘Daren Sammy Cricket Ground’ after Sammy captained the West Indies team to win the T20 World Cup for the second time in 2016.
Daren Sammy and his wife Cathy Daniel married in 2011, and the couple has four children. He also set up the Daren Sammy Foundation to enrich the lives of underprivileged athletes with the help of sports and extracurricular activities.
Being a major cultural influencer, he has launched Daren Sammy range of perfumes called 88 Special. In an interview, Sammy said that the perfume has the aroma of Tropical flavours and Asian spices. The perfume brand is the result of a collaboration between Daren Sammy and a company called Asgharali Perfumes.
Fun88 is extremely pleased to have signed Daren Sammy as our brand ambassador. Sammy has an amazing fan following in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and West Indies. This exciting association will help us in taking betting-related sports content to several parts of the world.