Faf du Plessis ruled out for remaining matches vs India, posts emotional message

In the first ODI against India, Du Plessis was the only Protea player who impressed with his batting performance. He scored 120 off 112 balls

The South African cricket team had to face a huge blow ahead of the 2nd ODI against India. Protea captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out for the leftover limited-over series against Indian due to an injury to his finger. All-rounder Farhan Beherdien has been named as Du Plessis’ replacement while Heinrich Klaasen has also been included in the squad for South Africa as a reserve keeper.

During the 1st ODI, Du Plessis had to leave the field in the second innings due to his injury. After the match, he stated that hopefully, he would get well before the next game. However, later, the medical reports revealed that he has sustained a fracture in his finger which will require 3-6 weeks to heal. Hence, got ruled out from the series.

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After getting ousted from the tournament, the South African skipper came up with an emotional social media post expecting a good performance from ‘the men in green and gold’ in the upcoming games.

Here’s the post:

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In the first ODI against India, Du Plessis was the only man who impressed with his batting performance. Despite lagging a support from the other end, he kept on scoring runs and got a magnificent century. He ended up scoring 120 runs off 112 balls and hit 2 sixes and 11 boundaries. Unfortunately, his efforts went in vain as the 189-run partnership between Virat Kohli (112) and Ajinkya Rahane (79) helped India win the match by 6 wickets.

Earlier, AB de Villiers was also dropped from the team for the first three matches against India as he sustained the injury to his right index finger during the third Test match against India at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.