Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi brushes choker’s tag aside
Ngidi says Proteas squad for the World Cup will be young, fearless and well prepared
Proteas' speedster Lungi Ngidi says he is not worried about the choker’s tag that is normally associated with the South Africans ahead of an International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments. Speaking at the ICC World Cup trophy tour that took place at Vilakazi and Khumalo Streets in Soweto where the Mandela House and Hector Pietersen memorial are located‚ Ngidi said the nature of the international game means the team that is better prepared will almost always prevail at the end. “I don’t know how people can associate a team with the chokers tag because in a knock-out game‚ whoever plays the best cricket on the day will invariably win the game‚” he said on Tuesday. “It’s international cricket‚ you’ll win some and you’ll lose some but you want to be as best prepared for the game. I’ve never played in a team that has been labelled that way and personally‚ I’ve never thought of the Proteas in that way.
“As a cricket fan‚ I sit and I watch and I can see certain situations in a game ...