The veteran South African cricketer Faf Du Plessis recently opened up on the injury that he suffered in Abu Dhabi during Pakistan Super League (PSL) and told he still has neck issues due to that injury.
Faf Du Plessis is currently part of team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and has been doing an excellent job for the team opening the innings with Ruturaj Gaikwad.
In the recent match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won a nail-biting encounter and the veteran Proteas batsman was seen playing a crucial inning for the MS Dhoni-led side in that game. Notably, Faf Du Plessis scored 43 off just 30 balls in that game and is currently the third-highest run-getter of Indian Premier League 2021 with 362 runs under his belt.
Talking about the Chennai Super Kings team, they are looking like an unstoppable force since the second half of the tournament has commenced as they have won all three games played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) currently they are sitting at the top of the points table with 16 points from just 10 games.
Last Time I Was Here Was When I Picked Up My Concussion – Faf Du Plessis
Ahead of the encounter against Knight Riders, the 37-year-old was reminded about the concussion-related injury that he suffered in Abu Dhabi in June 2021. Notably, the Proteas batter was involved in a brutal collision with his Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) game against Peshawar Zalmi. Due to the nasty blow, he was ruled out for months.
Speaking on host broadcaster Star Sports Faf Du Plessis said that when he entered Abu Dhabi he remembered that he suffered an injury in the same place, Also he told that he still has neck issues after that incident, However, he is confident that it cannot stop him from performing well for the team.
“I walked in here today and I realised the last time I was here was when I picked up my concussion. So, it’s probably not the best start to the day so it can only get better from there hopefully. Took a long time – four months to get through that. Still having neck issues from that incident but nothing that’s going to keep me off the park. MS asked me how am I to do those high pocket areas and I said I’m good to go”. – Faf Du Plessis