South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis said he suffered some memory loss after sustaining a concussion during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. But he is confident of making a quick return to action.
Du Plessis collided with Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain. They were trying to save a boundary in their 61-run defeat to Peshawar Zalmi.
The 36-year-old laid prone on the ground. Meanwhile, the Gladiator’s physio attended him before he got up and was taken to hospital.
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Following du Plessis accident, his wife Imari du Plessis took to Instagram to show concern towards her husband. Du Plessis’ wife shared a story on Instagram and wrote: ‘This is killing me right now. Surely he should be checked in hospital?’
“Thank you everyone for all the messages of support,” du Plessis tweeted on Sunday. “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.”
Opener Saim Ayub replaced du Plessis as a concussion substitute.
The Gladiators also had to use a concussion substitute in their previous match when West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was hit on his helmet by a Mohammad Musa bouncer in the match against Islamabad United.
Russell was checked over by a physio and was allowed to bat on but was out in the very next ball. He was taken to hospital, with Naseem Shah playing as a concussion substitute. Quetta plays Lahore Qalandars in their next match on Tuesday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 with immediate effect in March this year. Reportedly, the board made the decision after some coronavirus cases came to the limelight in the competition. However, the remaining matches of the PSL are now happening in Abu Dhabi.
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