IPL auction 2018: Team CSK celebrates after bagging Lungi Ngidi for Rs 50 lakh

Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 12:53 IST | A Correspondent

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi, 21, being bought by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakh at Sunday's IPL player auction set off a series of jokes on social media

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi, 21, being bought by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakh at Sunday's IPL player auction set off a series of jokes on social media. The player himself kicked it off with a hilarious tweet. "Just listened to the #LungiDance song loving it already," wrote Ngidi on Twitter. The Lungi Dance song is a hit track from superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 2013 blockbuster Chennai Express.

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"Thillalangadi @NgidiLungi is now in the den, straight from the South African Safari! #LungiDance begins! #WhistlePodu" wrote CSK on its official Twitter handle. Thillalangadi means the naughty one. Ngidi, who was handed his Test debut in the second match of the tri-series against India after Dale Steyn got injured, took nine wickets in two matches.

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