Monday, October 3, 2022

IPL Has Taught Me How to Deal With a Large Crowd – Ngidi Lungi

Lungi Ngidi, a South African right-arm seamer, credited the IPL for helping him deal with large crowds and acknowledged the overwhelming emotions that came with it. He also credited his IPL success in 2018 to MS Dhoni and the captain’s faith in him.

Ngidi debuted in the IPL in 2018 for the Chennai Super Kings, where he was instrumental in their victory. The 26-year-old took 11 wickets at 14.18 apiece in seven matches that year as the Yellow Army won their fourth title. 

IPL: I’d never performed in front of 60,000 people – Ngidi

Ngidi told The Guardian that Dhoni’s belief in his ability to win games as a youngster was crucial. He also admitted that the crowds were initially overwhelming during the tournament but that they subsided.

He stated: “It was huge for me to have someone of Dhoni’s caliber put his trust in me to win games when I was 22. The IPL also taught me how to deal with large crowds.”

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

Adding on Lungi continued that he never performed in front of 60,000 people before, which was a bit intimidating initially. But once you get going, it’s a piece of cake. 

The 26-year-old, who played for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, also praised Rishabh Pant’s leadership, saying that Rishabh Pant has been outstanding in Delhi this year. 

“He’s young, but he already has a lot of power in the game, and being able to bowl to him in the nets and run ideas by him helps you grow as a cricketer,” he added. The Capitals paid INR 50 lakhs for the Proteas bowler in the mega auction. However, he did not appear in any games this season as the team narrowly missed a playoff spot.

Ngidi discusses how Rabada helped him through difficult times

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

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Ngidi stated: “If I’m feeling down, Kagiso Rabada will remind me: You’re an IPL winner, twice, and you’ve won man of the match awards. So why are you sitting here criticizing yourself?”

The South African will participate in the country’s upcoming cruise to England. The two teams will play three Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is, with the first ODI beginning on July 19th.

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When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

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Kagiso Rabada has 99 wickets from 63 IPL games at an average of 19.86 and has been instrumental in Delhi Capitals’ impressive run in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020. In IPL 2022, he took 23 wickets in 13 games for Punjab Kings, averaging 17.65.

Lungi Ngidi, a South African right-arm seamer, credited the IPL for helping him deal with large crowds and acknowledged the overwhelming emotions that came with it. He also credited his IPL success in 2018 to MS Dhoni and the captain’s faith in him.

Ngidi debuted in the IPL in 2018 for the Chennai Super Kings, where he was instrumental in their victory. The 26-year-old took 11 wickets at 14.18 apiece in seven matches that year as the Yellow Army won their fourth title. 

IPL: I’d never performed in front of 60,000 people – Ngidi

Ngidi told The Guardian that Dhoni’s belief in his ability to win games as a youngster was crucial. He also admitted that the crowds were initially overwhelming during the tournament but that they subsided.

He stated: “It was huge for me to have someone of Dhoni’s caliber put his trust in me to win games when I was 22. The IPL also taught me how to deal with large crowds.”

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

Adding on Lungi continued that he never performed in front of 60,000 people before, which was a bit intimidating initially. But once you get going, it’s a piece of cake. 

The 26-year-old, who played for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, also praised Rishabh Pant’s leadership, saying that Rishabh Pant has been outstanding in Delhi this year. 

“He’s young, but he already has a lot of power in the game, and being able to bowl to him in the nets and run ideas by him helps you grow as a cricketer,” he added. The Capitals paid INR 50 lakhs for the Proteas bowler in the mega auction. However, he did not appear in any games this season as the team narrowly missed a playoff spot.

Ngidi discusses how Rabada helped him through difficult times

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

Ngidi stated: “If I’m feeling down, Kagiso Rabada will remind me: You’re an IPL winner, twice, and you’ve won man of the match awards. So why are you sitting here criticizing yourself?”

The South African will participate in the country’s upcoming cruise to England. The two teams will play three Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is, with the first ODI beginning on July 19th.

When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

Kagiso Rabada has 99 wickets from 63 IPL games at an average of 19.86 and has been instrumental in Delhi Capitals’ impressive run in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020. In IPL 2022, he took 23 wickets in 13 games for Punjab Kings, averaging 17.65.

Lungi Ngidi, a South African right-arm seamer, credited the IPL for helping him deal with large crowds and acknowledged the overwhelming emotions that came with it. He also credited his IPL success in 2018 to MS Dhoni and the captain’s faith in him.

Ngidi debuted in the IPL in 2018 for the Chennai Super Kings, where he was instrumental in their victory. The 26-year-old took 11 wickets at 14.18 apiece in seven matches that year as the Yellow Army won their fourth title. 

IPL: I’d never performed in front of 60,000 people – Ngidi

Ngidi told The Guardian that Dhoni’s belief in his ability to win games as a youngster was crucial. He also admitted that the crowds were initially overwhelming during the tournament but that they subsided.

He stated: “It was huge for me to have someone of Dhoni’s caliber put his trust in me to win games when I was 22. The IPL also taught me how to deal with large crowds.”

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

Adding on Lungi continued that he never performed in front of 60,000 people before, which was a bit intimidating initially. But once you get going, it’s a piece of cake. 

The 26-year-old, who played for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, also praised Rishabh Pant’s leadership, saying that Rishabh Pant has been outstanding in Delhi this year. 

“He’s young, but he already has a lot of power in the game, and being able to bowl to him in the nets and run ideas by him helps you grow as a cricketer,” he added. The Capitals paid INR 50 lakhs for the Proteas bowler in the mega auction. However, he did not appear in any games this season as the team narrowly missed a playoff spot.

Ngidi discusses how Rabada helped him through difficult times

IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd - Ngidi Lungi
IPL has taught me how to deal with a large crowd – Ngidi Lungi

When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

Ngidi stated: “If I’m feeling down, Kagiso Rabada will remind me: You’re an IPL winner, twice, and you’ve won man of the match awards. So why are you sitting here criticizing yourself?”

The South African will participate in the country’s upcoming cruise to England. The two teams will play three Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is, with the first ODI beginning on July 19th.

When feeling down, the Durban-born player admits that his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada reminds him of his IPL achievements and individual accolades.

Kagiso Rabada has 99 wickets from 63 IPL games at an average of 19.86 and has been instrumental in Delhi Capitals’ impressive run in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020. In IPL 2022, he took 23 wickets in 13 games for Punjab Kings, averaging 17.65.

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