Lungisani True-man Ngidi
(South Africa Cricketer)
A genuinely quick bowler who clocks in the 140-150 kph range, Lungi Ngidi is one of the exciting talents to have emerged from South Africa. Ngidi thrust himself into the International scene with a six-for that helped South Africa bundle India over for 151 at Centurion and seal the series, winning the man of the match award on Test debut. For his hostile spell at Centurion Test and the performances that followed, Ngidi was awarded an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings where he did a decent job.
|Weight (approx.):||95 kg|
|Date of Birth:||29 March 1996|
|Age (as on 2018):||22 years|
|Birth Place:||Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aries|
|School:||Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal|
|College:||University of Pretoria|
|Educational Qualifications:||Degree in Sociology (pursuing)|
|Test:||vs India at SuperSport Park, Jan 13, 2018|
|ODI:||vs India at Newlands, Feb 07, 2018|
|T20:||vs Sri Lanka on 20 January 2017|
|Jersey Number:||#22 Chennai Super Kings|
|Domestic/State Team:||Northerns, Titans, Chennai Super Kings|
|Nature on field:||Attacking bowler|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point|
- On his Test debut game at Centurion in January 2018, the fast-bowler grabbed attention for his pace, hostility and attitude. Besides picking a 6-fer, Ngidi set up Virat Kohli bowling three outside off and bringing in the fourth to nab the Indian captain plumb in front.
|Hobbies:||Swimming, Rugby, Watching Football|
|Favourite Batsmen:||AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Tino Best|
|Favourite Football Team:||Atletico Madrid|
|Favourite sports personalities:||Andile Jali, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic|
|Favourite Food:||Chinese Food|
|Favourite Actors:||Will Ferrell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox, Michelle Rodriguez|
|Favourite Films:||Pain and Gain, Jump Street, A Madea Christmas|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Miguel, Locnville, Egypt Dixon, Lexy Pantera|
|Favourite TV Shows:||The Crowd Goes Wild, The Big Bang Theory, Catherine Tate’s Nan|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL earnings:||50 lakhs INR ($78,650)|
|Awards and recognitions|
- Lungi Ngidi won the Africa T20 Cup player of the year in CSA awards 2016.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Ngidi was awarded man of the match on his debut Twenty 20 International game against Sri Lanka.
- Ngidi also won the man of the match award on his Test debut against India.
- Ngidi wanted to become Rugby player but had a lot of injuries.
- Ngidi represented the Kwa-Zulu Natal U-19 team at the tender age of 13.