Never Lundu – Zimbabwe’s bat doctor [Documentary]


I have always had a love for documentary film making so when I read the article by Brighton Zhawi titled Meet Zim’s ‘bat doctor’ in the Sunday Mail, I decided to search for Never Lundu and document his fascinating story and film my first film.

I decided to get in touch with him and see if he would be interested in documenting his story. One of the national team players got me his number and we arranged for a time date and time. We met up at the Academy during a Tuskers vs Eagles Logan Cup match. Then we also traveled to his home in Dema to get the shots while he was working. ~He was such a great person to work with.

Soundtrack: “Changamire” by Gudoguru DKR (Begottensun and Tanganyika)
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Introducing Never Lundu

Popularly known as the ‘Bat Doctor’ in Zimbabwe cricketing circles, is probably one of a very few bat repairmen in Zimbabwe, he plays an important role in repairing the bats of national team players. He gives us some insight into his unique trade and a glimpse into his life and what motivates him. Featuring comments from International player Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Regis Chakabva, Sikander Raza Butt and Godwill Mamhiyo who have had their bats fixed by Never.

Never Lundu talks about how he got into making bats, with comments from Zimbabwe international players Chamunorwa Chibhabha and Sikander Raza Butt.

Never Lundu takes us to his workshop and and takes us through his work. Additional insights and comments from International players Regis Chakabva, Chamunorwa Chibhabha and current Tuskers Captain Godwill Mamhiyo.

Never Lundu talks about his role models and favourite players. He touches on his  predictions for T20 World Cup in 2016. What he would do if he was coach of the national team. His dream of a bat factory and other interesting facts you may have not known about him. International player Regis Chakabva also gives his insight