There is absolutely no denying that players who get injured on the field are the ones who give absolutely everything during the game. Players usually get injured on the field if they dive to take a catch or put it in a full-blooded dive to stop the ball from touching the boundary rope.
However, the fittest cricketers get rid of major injuries. But in unforeseen circumstances like collision, it is totally a different story altogether. Former South African captain Faf du Plessis ran through a terrible experience while fielding during the PSL match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.
The veteran cricketer encountered a nasty collision on the passage of the play in the 19th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Soon after the collision, he was replaced by Saim Ayub as a concussion substitute.
Faf du Plessis collides with Mohammad Hasnain
During the seventh over of Peshawar Zalmi’s batting, Faf du Plessis, as usual, tried to be sharp and decisive on the field as dived to stop a boundary. In the process, it turned out to be a massive collision because Faf du Plessis’ head hit Hasnain’s knee and the former fell on the ground.
The South African international has been shifted to a hospital for further scans. The Chennai Super Kings’ stalwart joined Quetta Gladiators for the 6th edition of the tournament which restarted on June 9 in Abu Dhabi after being postponed owing to coronavirus cases in the bio-bubble when the tournament was played in March.
The match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi turned out to be a one-sided affair. Zalmi dominated the game through and through and posted a colossal total of 197/5 in 20 overs. David Miller was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 73 off 46 deliveries with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 158.70.
Quetta Gladiators hardly showed any intent in the run-chase as they could score 136/9 in 20 overs. Mohammad Irfan kept Gladiators’ batsmen in check and in the end, Zalmi won the game by 61 runs.