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Lungi Ngidi Feels Virat Kohli’s Reactions Shows Frustration
By CricShots - Jan 14, 2022 11:58 am
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South Africa fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi reckons that the Indian team’s reactions to the DRS call which saved the Proteas skipper, Dean Elgar means the visitors are frustrated and they are under pressure. Ravichandran Ashwin had Elgar trapped lbw but the South Africa skipper reviewed and ball-tracking showed that the ball would go over the stumps, surprisingly reactions from the Indian players like, Ashwin, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, etc were clearly heard on the stump mic.

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Virat Kohli talking at the stump mic

During the post-day press conference, Lungi Ngidi said, “I think reactions like that show a bit of frustration. You never really want to show too much emotion but I guess we could clearly see right up there those emotions were high and probably tells us that maybe they are feeling a little bit of pressure. I think those feelings were showing up there. At the end of the day, everyone reacts differently to certain situations.”

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Lungi Ngidi further backed the DRS system as he reckons that the same system has been used all around the world. At stumps, South Africa is 101/2 with Keegan Petersen unbeaten at 48. South Africa still requires 111 runs with eight wickets in hand to win the game on day four. Ngidi reckons that from here on both the teams have the chance to win the game from here and the first session on Friday going to be an important one.

Talking about the pitch at Cape Town, Lungi Ngidi remarked, “I think we can see that with patience, guys can score hundreds out there and two seventies already. With the right application, there are runs in the wicket. As a bowler, if you hit the right areas, then there’s wickets as well. It`s a good cricketing wicket. Everyone is in the game and it’s evenly matched up in my opinion.”

Lungi Ngidi’s three-wicket burst on Thursday took out Kohli, Ashwin, and Shardul Thakur, which was critical in triggering a collapse for India from 152/4 to 198 all out in the second innings. He put it down to the team not being a bunch of superstars and different bowlers raising their hands to do the job.

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Explaining the same, Lungi Ngidi, “It’s always a team effort. Someone not able to take wickets, you make sure to keep the runs down and if it’s your day, you cash in. That session for me was my session. On other days, it has been Marco (Jansen), KG (Kagiso Rabada) and others in the first innings, for us kept it really quiet. So, it’s been an all-round effort.”