New Delhi: Rising Pune Supergiants were dealt a telling blow as star batsman Faf du Plessis on Thursday announced that he is out of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League due to a fractured finger, which will take six weeks to heal.
He is the second big casualty for Pune Supergiants after former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out due to calf muscle injury.
South African right hander Du Plessis took to twitter to confirm the development.
Du Plessis is Supergiants' second-highest run-scorer with 206 runs at an average of 34.33 in six matches. He scored back-to-back 50's against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab, both of which came in losing causes.
"And so my Ipl tournament unfortunately comes to and end.Broken finger and out for 6 weeks.Thanx India and @RPSupergiants it's been fun," he tweeted.
And so my Ipl tournament unfortunately comes to and end.Broken finger and out for 6 weeks.Thanx India and @RPSupergiants it's been fun.🏼
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) April 28, 2016
If Du Plessis is out of action for six weeks, he might also miss South Africa's tri-nation ODI series with West Indies and Australia.