Lungi Ngidi shared his experience of arriving for the first time at Chennai. He recalled how he was blown away by the CSK captain’s aura. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is truly massive for cricket according to Ngidi.
Ngidi on Dhoni
Lungi Ngidi made his IPL debut in 2018 under Dhoni. In a recent conversation with ESPNCricinfo, Ngidi told how Dhoni is aura literally gave him goosebumps. He recalled his moments at Chennai for the first time. “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,” Ngidi told ESPNCricinfo.
Ngidi further talked about one feature of Dhoni that stands out for Ngidi. It is Dhoni’s consistency. Ngidi believes that one of the most amazing things about Dhoni is to never disclose his emotional side. “He’s been very consistent; that’s the one thing I was amazed with the most… his consistency and how he carries himself behaves as a captain. For me, that was one of the most amazing things. Never show 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.”
Excited to Work with New Teammates
Chennai Super Kings acquired the services of Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, and C Hari Nishanth in the IPL 2021 auction. Ngidi is also looking forward to play with the new team members of the side. He also spoke how the management including staff and captain always have plans to fix everything.
“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,” the fast bowler said.