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Chennai Super Kings pace bowler Lungi Ngidi has travelled back to South Africa following the death of his father.
Ngidi made a name for himself during the recent series against India, where he made his international debut.
He was subsequently snapped up by the Super Kings for his base price of INR 50 lakhs at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in January.
The 22-year-old was not selected for the Super Kings’ first two games.
“Cricket South Africa is shocked and deeply saddened by the passing away of Mr Ngidi. We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Lungi and his family. May the Lord be with him and comfort the rest of the Ngidi Family during this difficult time,” Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
The board’s acting chief executive, Thabang Moroe, added: “I am taking this moment to pass my condolences to the Ngidi family. It has to be even more difficult to lose a father figure at such a young age for Lungi. May the soul of Mr Ngidi rest peacefully.”