New Delhi: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants suffered a double injury as Faf du Plessis has been ruled of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2016 with a broken finger.
The new IPL franchise shared the news:
— Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants) April 28, 2016
Du Plessis is Supergiants' second-highest run-scorer with 206 runs at an average of 34.33 in six matches. He scored consecutive fifties against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab.
And the 31-year-old's absence will be a telling blow to RPS, as the Pune-based team is going through a batting crisis.
The South African T20 International captain also shared his disappointment.
This is the second injury blow for the franchise, after England batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out earlier this week with a calf injury.
After six matches, RPS are in the sixth position in the eighth team Twnety20 league with four points from two wins, and four defeats.