Peshawar Zalmi Head Coach, Daren Sammy, has expressed his admiration for his team's skipper, Babar Azam, ahead of the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In a recent interview with PCB Digital, Sammy referred to Azam as one of the world's best players and praised his presence in the dressing room.
Sammy stated that his role as a coach goes beyond technicalities and focuses more on the tactical aspect, such as leadership and managing players from different backgrounds. The former West Indies captain considers himself a tactician and sees Babar as a complete player.
The coach also reflected on his journey with the PSL and Zalmi, stating that he feels at home with the franchise and that he has become a household name in the country due to his association with Zalmi. He expressed his gratitude for being part of the PSL and contributing to the return of international cricket to Pakistan.
According to Sammy, the PSL has been more than just a cricket tournament, and it has been a privilege to be part of it. He highlighted the significance of fans being able to watch Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi perform in front of a live audience, something that was not possible in the past.
The opening ceremony of PSL 8 will take place in Multan on February 13th, with the first match set to take place between the Multan Sultans and the Lahore Qalandars. The final and closing ceremony will be held on March 19th in Lahore, which will also host the play-offs.