New Delhi. Good news for Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the second round of IPL 2021. Dhoni’s special friend and team opener Faf du Plessis has scored a storming century in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021). Du Plessis completed the century with just 51 balls. This is the first century of CPL 2021. He played this fiery innings in the match against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Saturday. The former South African captain is captaining the St. Lucia Kings in the CPL 2021 this season.
This is the first century of a South African batsman in franchise T20 cricket. Du Plessis scored an unbeaten 120 off 60 balls in this match. His strike rate was 200. He hit 13 fours and 5 sixes in this innings. That is, 2 runs were scored from the boundary only. This is his highest score in T20. Earlier in 2015, he played 11 11-run innings against West Indies. This is his second century in T20.
For 100 faf1307 But Skippa still thinks there should be work ️ #SLKvSKNP # CPL21 #CricketPlayed loud #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/cqPzGFnTAg
– CPL T20 (PCPL) September 4, 2021
The team scored 224 runs due to Du Plessis’ century
Du Plessis returned to the cricket field only through the CPL. However, his bat was silent in the first few matches of the league. He scored just 26 runs in 4 matches before scoring a century. But on Saturday, he led the team to 224 for two in 20 overs.
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Du Plessis suffered a head injury in the PSL
Faf du Plessis was injured in a Pakistan Super match in June this year. Du Plessis clashed with Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain while trying to save the boundary. The accident happened in the 19th over of Peshawar Zalmi’s innings. As Du Plessis tried to stop the boundary, his head hit Hasnain’s knee. The South African cricketer then fell to the ground. He was later taken to hospital.
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He then withdrew from the league and lost his memory for a while. Due to this injury, he did not even play in the 100-ball tournament The Hundred in England. He was associated with the Northern Superchargers team in the tournament but could not play a single match.
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