Lungi Ngidi Wife, Height, Age, IPL, Teams, Stats, Jersey Number

Updated on: Sep 27, 2022 7:45 pm IST

  • South African cricketer Lungi Ngidi

    Lungi Ngidi is 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.

    Lungi Ngidi

    Nickname: Gentle Giant
    Profession: Cricketer
    Autobiography: NA
    Biopic: NA
    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 6 feet 4 inches
    Weight (approx.): 95 kg
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black
    Tattoos: No
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 29 March 1996


    26 years
    Birth Place: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries
    Nationality: South African
    School: Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal
    College: University of Pretoria
    Educational Qualifications: Degree in Sociology (pursuing)
    Signature: NA

    Father: Jerome Ngidi
    Mother: NA
    Sister: NA
    Brother: NA
    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Christianity
    Address: NA

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    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:

    Domestic/State Team: Northerns, Titans, Chennai Super Kings
    Nature on field: Attacking bowler
    Likes to play against: NA
    Favourite Shot: 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
    Smoking/Alcohol: NA

    Style Quotient
    Cars Collection: NA

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
    Wife/Spouse: NA
    Marriage Date: NA
    Children: NA

    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.

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