To add to the Quetta Gladiators’ misery, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of PSL 6. Du Plessis suffered a concussion after colliding with teammate Mohammad Hasnain against Peshawar Zalmi. The batsman will be flying back to South Africa later tonight.
“Faf du Plessis, who suffered a concussion in Quetta Gladiators’ match against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday, has been ruled out of the team’s remaining games,” ESPNcricinfo reported.
“He will be flying home to South Africa tonight”
Post picking up the injury, Du Plessis took to Twitter and revealed that he suffered memory loss due to a concussion. However, he admitted to recovering well and hoped to be back soon.
“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,” du Plessis had tweeted.
Before the resumption of PSL, Du Plessis was part of the Chennai Super Kings and smacked back to back half centuries before the tournament was postponed. Faf was one of the key members of the Quetta Set-up and would have played a big part in their campaign. Notably, opener Saim Ayub was named his concussion substitute during the clash against Peshawar Zalmi.
Meanwhile, a win over Lahore Qalandars has kept Quetta’s hopes alive for the tournament. With just two wins in eight games, they are reeling at the last place in the team standings. However, if they win all their remaining games, they will still have an outside chance.