At 21-years-old, he's already made an impression on South Africa and the world, since his stellar performance in the second Test against India last week.
Ngidi is the sixth Protea to take a fiver on debut.
He is already being touted as a name to watch and one of the stars set to glow for South African cricket in the future.
Asked how he is coping with the weight of expectation, he says he is taking it all in his stride.
As a sportsman, it comes with the game. Just to take it in your stride one day at a time. That is all you can do. That is pretty much how I cope with it.— Lungi Ngidi, Proteas bowler
Having played a few games, not so many in the longer format, to be selected in the actual test squad and perform, for me it built a lot of confidence as a player.— Lungi Ngidi, Proteas bowler
Moving forward it puts me in a better position to try and improve from where I have already been.— Lungi Ngidi, Proteas bowler
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This article first appeared on 702 : Bongani speaks to cricket's 'man of the moment' Lungi Ngidi