After his father’s death, Lungi Ngidi was subjected to strip search on his way to South Africa

On Friday afternoon, Ngidi tweeted, “Just to top off my day.....a "random" strip search at the airport.....”

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi was hit by a tragic news after his father Jerome Ngidi passed away on Friday morning. He’s expected to reach South Africa by Saturday morning. He’s a part of the Chennai Super Kings squad for IPL 2018. CSK will now most likely miss the services of Lungi Ngidi for the rest of the season.

Ngidi plays for the domestic team Titans, the CEO of the team‚ Jacques Faul confirmed that they have been informed about the tragic news and they are ready to assist the family at this difficult time, “I can confirm the sad news and our deepest condolences go to his family and friends. As a cricket family‚ we will assist wherever we can at this difficult time for the family‚” Faul said to Times Live.

Subjected to ‘strip-search’

But, the main embarrassing moment is yet to come for the pacer. He was subjected to ‘strip search’ on Friday morning at an airport on his way to Johannesburg, South Africa. It is yet to be knows if the incident took place at Chennai International airport or Chatrapati Shivaji international airport in Mumbai.

Here’s his tweet

On Friday afternoon, Ngidi tweeted, “Just to top off my day…..a “random” strip search at the airport…..”

His father and mother were present at the venue during his debut Test

The Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi had recently arranged match tickets for his parents to watch him play his debut Test against India at the Centurion in January 2018. In that debut, Ngidi picked a total of 7 wickets – 1/51 in the first innings & 6/39 in the second innings. This performance handed him the man of the match award. South Africa eventually won the match by 135 runs.

After his debut Test, Ngidi tweeted, “Look who arrived to watch the final test match, 1st time in a hotel, 1st time in joburg. Parents showing support #NgidiFamily”