Indian Premier League (IPL) debutants Rising Pune Supergiants suffered yet another setback on Thursday as opening batsman Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the T20 league after sustaining a broken finger.
The South African T20 captain took to Twitter to announce the development.
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
Du Plessis scored 206 in six matches at an average of 34.33, with a highest score of 69. He hit consecutive half-centuries against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab, but both knocks ended in a losing cause.
Earlier, Pune lost the services of former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was forced to end his IPL campaign with a calf injury.
Pune are currently sixth in the points table after winning two out of their six matches.