The 36-year old South African cricketer Faf du Plessis who plays for Quetta Gladiators in the PSL will miss out on the remaining games of the tournament due to a concussion he sustained during the game against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.
As per the ESPNCricinfo sources, the veteran SA batsman will fly back home tonight. Recently, Du Plessis collied with his teammate Mohammad Hassnain while he was doing his duty near the boundary. After the collision, du Plessis lay prone on the ground while receiving medical assistance. Thus, Saim Ayub replaced Faf for the rest of the game.
Faf du Plessis will take no further part in the PSL after his collision with Mohammad Hasnain whilst fielding. He will be flying back to South Africa tonight #PSL6
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 16, 2021
The cricketer who hails from South Africa was taken to the hospital for a further check-up with regards to the incident. Once he returned back to the team hotel after the check-up, he updated his condition saying that he suffered a concussion and a memory loss.
He also took Twitter and wrote: “Thank you, everyone, for all the messages of support. I’m back at the hotel recovering. Have a concussion with some memory loss but I will be fine. Hopefully, be back on the field soon. Much love.”
Thank you everyone for all the messages of support. I'm back at the hotel recovering. Have concussion with some memory loss but I will be fine. Hopefully be back on the field soon. Much love. ❤️
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) June 13, 2021
Faf du Plessis featured in a total of five matches in PSL 2021. He scored 76 runs at a strike rate of 122.58 with a best of 37.