In a shocking turn of events in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis while playing for the Quetta Gladiators was involved in a nasty collision. The incident took place during the 19th match of the PSL between the Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The incident took place during the seventh over of the match when du Plessis’ head collided with Hasnain’s knee. Faf ran forward to stop the ball and at the same time, Mohammad Hasnain also came running in from the long-off region. Both the Quetta Gladiators’ players came steaming in at full stretch and Faf’s head collided with Hasnain’s knees and the former even laid on the ground for a long time.
Faf du Plessis' wife posts a heartfelt message
Mohammad Hasnain tried to avoid the collision but he could not do the same. After getting back to his feet, Faf du Plessis was taken to the hospital for further scans. However, the Proteas cricketer was later even seen in the dugout with the injury on his neck while his wife Imari Visser seemed to be extremely concerned for her husband's safety. Faf du Plessis' wife has come forward with an emotional post for the injured cricketer and has also prayed for his well-being. Imari Visser shared an image of Faf du Plessis who seemed to be in excruciating pain as he was seen holding his forehead and there was a bruise below his right ear.
Imari Visser took to Instagram and wrote in the story, “This is killing me right now. Surely he should be checked in hospital?!??”
Check out screenshot of Imari du Plessis’ story:
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After Faf suffered a concussion in the first innings of the match, 19-year-old Saim Ayub was drafted in as the concussion substitute. While talking about the match, Peshawar Zalmi registered a superb 61-run win over Quetta Gladiators on the back of David Miller’s sensational knock of 73 runs off only 46 balls that included 6 fours and 4 sixes. For the Peshawar Zalmi, Rovman Powell also smashed a wonderful cameo of 43 runs off just 19 balls to help his team post a challenging total of 197 for 5 while Mohammad Irfan picked up three crucial wickets with the ball to restrict Quetta Gladiators to 136 for 9 in 20 overs.