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Chris Gayle praises ‘dominant’ Babar Azam

West Indies opener will play for Quetta Gladiators in the upcoming HBL PSL 6

Chris Gayle praises ‘dominant’ Babar Azam PHOTO: AFP/PCB

West Indies opener Chris Gayle considers Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as one of the top three players in the world.

While speaking to Cricket Pakistan in an exclusive interview, the explosive left-hander praised Babar Azam’s work ethic.

“He [Babar Azam] is the best player in Pakistan and is in the top three in the world in all formats. I played with him in Karachi, he has got the hunger and is always batting. Even when the net session is over, he goes to side and continues batting which goes to on to show his temperament,” said Gayle.

“He is one of the most dominant players in the world and franchise cricket as well. I’m really happy for him and I hope he continues to make himself and his nation proud,” he added.

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Gayle will be playing for Quetta Gladiators in the upcoming HBL PSL 6 and his side’s first match, which is also the tournament opener, is against defending champions Karachi Kings — the side which Babar Azam plays for.