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#BlackLivesMatter : South African Cricketer, Lungi Ngidi attacked online by critics for supporting BLM

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For those you who are wondering where Ngidi’s criticism comes from. It was from a Facebook post by Rudi Steyn, an ex-Proteas. Then the following ex-Proteas also who  weighed in: McMillan Symcox Dippenaar.

From the thread shared on Twitter it is clear that he is a social activist who supports Black Lives Matter campaigns.

Lungi Ngidi‘s support for BLM doesn’t mean he cares less about farm murders, he is South African cricketer with passion. 

He plays for the South Africa national cricket team. In the 2018 South African Cricket Annual Awards, he was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year. In July 2020, Ngidi was named both ODI and T20I cricketer of the year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony.

Lungi Ngidi has been attacked online for his stern support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM).

 

Ngidi, who was named SA’s men’s ODI and T20 Cricketer-of-the-Year at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) awards last weekend, last month was moved and inspired by what happened following Floyd’s death in US, and this made him to believe that the Proteas players have to address what their stance will be when they finally come together as a team again.

The Black Lives Matter campaign has struck a deep chord and Ngidi won’t be shy to show solidarity in public for the movement that has swept the globe in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd.

The Blacks in White Team (ex-Proteas ) has urged him remain firm with his believe:

“Stay strong Lungi Ngidi and stand firm by your beliefs. Many of the current and former South African cricket players will show their true colours one by one”

Lungi was included in the Northerns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In July 2016 Cricket South Africa named him as the Africa T20 Cup player of the year.

In August 2017, he was named in Benoni Zalmi’s squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.

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