I Was Fortunate Enough To Get The Opportunity To Play Under MS Dhoni - Lungi Ngidi

Published - 28 Jan 2022, 04:12 PM

Lungi Ngidi, MS Dhoni
Lungi Ngidi, MS Dhoni. Image-Twitter

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi stated that he has grown as a cricketer after playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under MS Dhoni in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 25-year-old Ngidi had a few standout performances in the IPL 2021 season and has continued to develop his skills across formats. He recently had a great performance in the series against India at home.

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi (Image Credit: Twitter)

As you can see behind me (shows his CSK jersey hanging on the wall), it obviously means a lot to me. It is something that I’ll cherish forever in my life.

“When I was young I also used to watch the Super Kings and that was one of the teams that I wanted to play for I was fortunate enough to get that opportunity and to play under MS Dhoni has helped me immensely grow as a cricketer,” Ngidi said in an exclusive interview with Times Now.

“Fortunate and lucky to have played for such an amazing team” – Lungi Ngidi

Ngidi has already won a title having played for CSK, who were crowned champions in the IPL 2021 edition. Known to be a team that backs its players, every cricketer hopes to play for the Yellow Brigade and Ngidi expressed gratitude at having gained that opportunity.

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi (Image Credit: Twitter)

He (MS Dhoni) is a great leader, just the team environment as well, the likes of Suresh Raina as well, just having those people around you, I think as a young cricketer, it really does push you quite quickly in the journey that you are taking.

So, I think the only thing I can say is that I’m fortunate and I’m lucky to have played for such an amazing team and like I said, I think you can see behind me that it means a lot to me (smiles),” Ngidi added.

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