Quetta Gladiators player Faf du Plessis suffered concussion after a horrific collision with his teammate Mohammad Hasnain on Saturday (June 12) during the game against Peshawar Zalmi. Du Plessis didn’t take further part in the game and Saim Ayub batted for him in the chase as the concussion substitute.
Soon after the collision, the cricketer was taken to the hospital even as his wife Imari also expressed concerns for her husband. On Sunday evening, the former South Africa captain himself took to Twitter to give an update on his health.
Firstly, he thanked everyone for showing the concern during this period and informed he is back and resting at the hotel. Faf du Plessis then revealed he suffered from concussion along with memory loss. However, he expressed confidence of recovering soon and taking the field for his team again.
“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,” his tweet read.
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
With Du Plessis not batting, Quetta Gladiators lacked his experienced in the steep chase. They lost the game by a whopping margin of 61 runs making their chances of qualify for the playoffs even more bleak. The Gladiators are still rooted to the bottom of the points table with no wins in the second leg of the PSL 2021.
They still have three matches to play in the league stage and will need to win all of them to have any slight chance of going through to the playoffs. Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Faf du Plessis can recover just in time to play in any of those of matches.