The incident took place during a match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in the ongoing tournament at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Faf, who is representing the Quetta Gladiators in the tournament, made a diving attempt at the boundary line during which his head collided with the leg of his teammate Mohammad Hasnain. Both the cricketers converged from long-off and long-on respectively to stop a boundary off David Miller.
Faf du Plessis has been taken to the hospital for tests. He collided with M Hasnain during tonight’s PSL game. Get well soon, Faf https://t.co/jAs3kAJQ0r
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) June 12, 2021
After the collision, Du Plessis was then attended by Gladiators physio and he walked towards the dugout after receiving some medical help. As per Pakistan’s media reports, Faf has been shifted to a hospital for further scans. Saim Ayub was named as the concussion substitute for du Plessis.
The video of the collision has gone viral on the internet and is making rounds on social media. Here, watch the video:
— An Indian 🇮🇳💎 (@real_farooque07) June 12, 2021
Meanwhile, fans on social media went berserk and flooded social media with their reactions to the nasty collapse. Fans and prominent people from all corners are sending their wishes and prayers for the speedy recovery of Faf du Plessis.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) June 12, 2021
— Abhijit Seth (@abhitells) June 12, 2021
Get well soon Faf 🙏
— Sayan Bagchi (@HeyAmSayan) June 12, 2021
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@kingashu_786) June 12, 2021
Just heard about #FafduPlessis as well! 😭😭
Very bad collision. Really bad 😭😭
Taken to hospital for scans. Hope he is fine 🤞❤️🙏
— Neel Patel (@NeelPatel189) June 12, 2021
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) June 12, 2021
— ᴅʜᴀᴡᴀʟ (@dhavalbharvad7) June 12, 2021
Faf du plesis has been sent to hospital after head injuryvdue collision with his teammate. First Eriksen and now Faf. Life is not easy for sports fan rn. Thankfully, his case is not that serious ❤️#psl #FafduPlessis pic.twitter.com/pzByHwXXmP
— Suman Karki (@suman__karki07) June 12, 2021
— Manish Satija (@mani_satija) June 12, 2021
Previously Football, Now Cricket!!
Faf Du Plessis has been taken to hospital after he collided with Mohammad Hasnain during PSL match.
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) June 12, 2021
Earlier, in the game, Quetta Gladiators had to use a concussion substitute after their hard-hitting batsman Andre Russell was hit on the helmet by Mohammad Musa.