Lungi Ngidi blown away by the aura of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi (Image source: BCCI/IPL)

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi has heaped praises on Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Ngidi, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League said that MS Dhoni is massive for cricket. The lanky pacer admitted getting caught of MS Dhoni’s aura when he first arrived in Chennai.

“When I first arrived at Chennai, you’d walk out and you’d hear the crowd chant his name, you would get goosebumps and they’re not even talking about you. He is massive for cricket, massive for Chennai. Like everyone says, Captain Cool,” said Ngidi to Cricinfo

Ngidi has been part of the franchise since 2018, a season that was won by Chennai Super Kings. Ngidi played an integral role in Chennai’s triumph and picked eleven wickets in seven games. An injury forced him to miss the 2019 season but the pacer returned for the 2020 edition and played four games for CSK. MS Dhoni is not very expressive on the field and Ngidi believes that even though he doesn’t show his emotions on the field, he is always aware of the needs of his players.

“He never shows too much emotion but when you’d need to get a bit of a pick-up talk from the captain, he’d give it to you. Very amazing man and very happy to be playing under him,” the 24-year-old said.

Chennai Super Kings had a miserable season last year but with Suresh Raina back and some new faced in the team, they can expect a change in their fortune. Lungi Ngidi added that he is excited to be part of the franchise. 

“The combination is going to be interesting to see. Who plays, who misses out but the coaching staff and the captain get along very well and they’ve always got plans to fix things. So, I’m really excited to see how the guys are going to get it this year,” he concluded.


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