Lungi Ngidi reveals he lost 4-5 kilos due to immense training ahead of ODI series against England
Ngidi also revealed that his current focus is to help his side win the ODI series against England.
Updated - Feb 3, 2020 5:05 pm
South Africa will be looking forward to putting back the sorrow of the 1-3 defeat against England in the Test series and will be engaging in the upcoming three-match ODI series starting February 4 in cape Town. The Proteas have gone in for a completely revamped side with Quinton de Kock being named the new captain of the limited-overs side.
This new-look side will also include Lungi Ngidi, the exciting fast bowler, who will be making his comeback into the South African colours after a long time out with injuries. He has last played an international match in October of 2019, on the tour to India, where his side was crushed 3-0 in the Test series. He remained under rehabilitation for four months and now is looking to come back with renewed zeal.
The fast bowler made his comeback in the conditioning camp organized by the CSA and revealed that he lost some hefty amount of weight. “I have lost about four or five kilos during my time off from cricket. Running, bowling, gymming. It’s just a block [of time] where you can 100% focus on training. It’s a lot harder in the season to get that conditioning done. So, to get that time off and be able to do that was the main thing about it,” Ngidi was quoted as saying by SportsCafe.in.
Lungi Ngidi reveals what goes into getting fit from a hamstring injury
23-year-old revealed what sort of hard work goes into getting fit from the hamstring injury, which includes hours spent in the gym with trainers working specifically on one part of the body. It also included losing weight, without losing power and strength and getting more fitter, revealed the speedster.
“You speak to dietitians, you work with strength and conditioning coaches, you try to find the best way to lose weight and also maintain strength and fitness. There’s a lot that goes into it behind the scenes. You’ve got to limit a lot more things that are harmful to your body. It’s the lifestyle of being a sportsman,” he added.
Ngidi also revealed that his current focus is to help his side win the ODI series against England and that the T20 World Cup in Australia was a distant dream at the moment for him.