New Delhi. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s (MS Dhoni) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is on top of the points table with 18 points after winning matches out of 5 in the second half of IPL 2021. CSK has also secured a place in the playoffs. But before that a big problem has come in front of Dhoni. The most important batsman of the team, Faf du Plessis has been injured. His concussion problem has resurfaced. Actually, Du Plessis got injured while taking a run in the last match against Rajasthan Royals. He collided with fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman. After this, he was seen sitting on the ground holding his neck for some time.
Du Plessis’s injury happened in the sixth over of Chennai’s innings. Mustafizur Rahman was bowling this over. Du Plessis collided with him in the affair of taking 1 run on the fifth ball of his over. After this, the CSK opener was seen sobbing in pain for a long time. Immediately the team physio came to the ground and massaged the batsman’s neck. After some time, Du Plessis came out to bat again. But he could not stay at the crease for long and was out in the very next over.
He was stumped by Sanju Samson off Rahul Tewatia. Before being dismissed, Du Plessis scored 25 runs in 19 balls. It included two fours and a six.
Du Plessis was also injured in PSL
This is not the first time that du Plessis has faced a concussion problem. Earlier this year, the right-handed batsman was injured in the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021). He was playing for Quetta Gladiators in PSL. Actually, he collided with fellow player Mohammad Hasnain during fielding. After this he had to be immediately taken to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. After that he was out of PSL. Due to this injury, he also did not participate in ‘The Hundred’ in England. However, before the IPL, he was seen playing in the Caribbean Premier League.
CSK eyeing Du Plessis’ injury
In the CPL, Du Plessis scored 277 runs in 9 matches and he has maintained this form in the second half of IPL 2021 as well. CSK’s medical team will keep a close watch on du Plessis ahead of the IPL 2021 playoffs. A recent report published in the Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that it can take up to a month to recover from a common concussion.
Du Plessis has scored 4 fifties in IPL 2021
Du Plessis is batting brilliantly in the second half of IPL 2021. He has scored 460 runs in 12 matches at an average of 46. He has scored 4 fifties in this season of the league. 43 fours and 18 sixes have come off his bat. In such a situation, Chennai Super Kings will also be praying that their injury does not become more serious.