Faf du Plessis out of PSL 2021 after suffering concussion
South African batsman Faf du Plessis, who suffered a concussion during the Quetta Gladiators' match against the Peshawar Zalmi on last Sunday and had to be substituted, has been ruled out of the remainder of PSL 2021.
In the five games he played this season, du Plessis scored 76 runs in four innings at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 122.58. This was his second stint in the PSL after he turned out for the Zalmi last season.
Du Plessis, who is representing Quetta Gladiators, will be flying back to South Africa on Wednesday night. He had a high-speed collision with team-mate Mohammad Hasnain in the field as they attempted to stop a drive from David Miller. After rushing in from long-off, Hasnain made a late attempt to avoid running into du Plessis, who dived to his right after sprinting in from long-off. Hasnain couldn't quite pull away, and du Plessis' head crashed into his knee.
The South African lay prone on the ground for a few minutes while the Gladiators physio attended to him, but he eventually got on his feet to walk back into his team's dugout. The Gladiators' management said soon after that he was being taken to hospital. He didn't come out to bat, and Saim Ayub played in his place.
Later that day, he tweeted that he was having a "concussion with some memory loss".
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