Du Plessis: Ngidi ‘has an amazing future’

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Faf du Plessis: “We’re looking forward to seeing him and KG (Rabada) carry this attack in the future”

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lavished praise on debutant Lungi Ngidi after he took a six-wicket haul to guide the Proteas to a 135-run win over India on the final day of the second Test in Centurion.

Du Plessis believes that Ngidi “has an amazing future” ahead of him if he continues to put up similar performances.

“He’s a great guy and we welcome him into the team,” Du Plessis was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com. “He has an amazing future. We always look for personalities with new players and he is a fantastic human being. We’re looking forward to seeing him and KG (Rabada) carry this attack in the future.”

Meanwhile, with South Africa also having taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead, Du Plessis has called on his side to keep their foot on the gas and show no mercy in the third Test in Johannesburg, which begins on January 24.

“I favour being ruthless and making sure you dominate a team,” Du Plessis was quoted as saying by sacricketmag.com. “We haven’t had the opportunity in a while to beat India 3-0.

“I don’t think we would make changes just to give guys an opportunity, although it’s a good thing. For me, it’s about having the foot on the gas and making sure you can apply as much pressure as you can with your strongest XI.

“This is an amazing opportunity for us as a team [to whitewash India] – not a lot of South African teams have had the opportunity – so that makes us more hungry as a team to play our best cricket.”

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