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Faf du Plessis suffers memory loss after injury in match; Wife shares emotional note

Monday, June 14, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Hours after South African cricketer Faf du Plessis suffered a nasty collision on field during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match, the player's wife took to social media to share an emotional note, requesting sports teams to institute a system for emergencies.

The incident happened during a Pakistan Super League match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. While fielding, Faf du Plessis had collided with fellow teammate Mohammad Hasnain and suffered a severe injury, following which he was rushed to the hospital and was given the required treatment for a concussion. du Plessis suffered a memory loss but he later tweeted that he was back at the hotel recovering.

Speaking about the incident, the batsman's wife Imari du Plessis wrote on social media, "As a wife and a mom I would like to ask that we start to honor the relationship of next of kin. That was my person who just got severely injured with thousands watching. He is my whole life, but in that moment I am only a spectator. I finally saw the 'news' that Faf has been taken to the hospital. I know this is the way these things unfold, that other partners go through this and that I have so much company in waiting in agony on the sidelines."

"I ask you for the love of every sport, every partner, parent, and child who has been where I was last night. Please institute a system for emergencies. Not just in cricket, in all sports and teams. I have never felt more helpless and I know that no one is at fault here. If so many people are genuinely concerned, imagine the hearts of all those who love dearly. I could see the trouble, I could see that something was wrong and it was written across his face, but I was just another spectator," she added.

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