South Africa national cricket team is currently under transition period as many inexperienced players are given chances to play in Indian grounds. Experienced players either are not available/selected or some of them have retired or some of them are injured. The fast bowler Dale Steyn is also not playing in the ongoing T20I series. Lungi Ngidi praises the achievement of Steyn.
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As Dale Steyn took 439 wickets in his Test career, Ngidi thinks he is an inspiration for their team.
“Steyn has the perfect blueprint for a fast bowler. Taking 400 Test wickets is something all of us aspire to achieve. He has been very influential; he gives us a lot of good advise. Having him around is great for the team,” Ngidi said while speaking to Sportstar.
He talks about his injuries as he missed the big part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. He confirms that he has now recovered from injuries and is fit to play for the team. Ngidi has played four Tests and picked up 15 wickets
“The hamstring injury was caused maybe because I was trying to bowl too fast. Missing the latter half of the World Cup was disappointing, but injuries are a part of life. I went straight to my recovery routine, and now I’m feeling very fit.
I’ve done a lot of training to recover from the injury. I’m happy with the way I’m bowling, and I want to keep the rhythm going,”
My mother is a supporter now: Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi lost his father when he was 23-year-old. He has claimed that after his father death his mother is supporting him.
“My father was my biggest supporter; that spot has been taken by my mum now. His demise was unfortunate and sudden. He wanted to see me play for South Africa and in the IPL – I’m happy that he got to see both. Life, death – it happens. I know he’s watching me from above, so I make him proud,” Ngidi said.