Updated: June 13, 2021 10:03:52 pm
Faf du Plessis, the former South Africa captain, suffered a nasty collision while playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Featuring for Quetta Gladiators against Peshawar Zalmi in the 19th match of PSL, du Plessis collided with Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasnain while diving to stop a boundary in the 7th over of Peshawar Zalmi’s innings. Du Plessis’ head hit Hasnain’s knee before the South Africa cricketer fell on the ground.
Du Plessis lay on the ground for a few minutes while the Gladiators physio attended to him, but eventually got on his feet to walk back into his team’s dugout.
“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,” du Plessis tweeted.
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
Saim Ayub was named as the concussion substitute for du Plessis. The 19-year-old left-hand batter has played five T20 games, all of them during the early stages of PSL 2021.
Du Plessis joined Quetta Gladiators for the PSL 2021 season which resumed on June 9 in the UAE after being suspended due to Covid-19 tests returning positive in the bio-bubbles when the tournament was being played in Pakistan in March.
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