Pune: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a picture of concentration on the field but there was a departure when he decided to have a "go" at former Indian Premier League (IPL) teammate Kevin Pietersen.
Pietersen- I am better golfer than Dhoni
Asks tiwary to say it to Dhoni
Dhoni- KP is my first test wicket.
— Nitish Bassi (@Nitishbassi) April 6, 2017
But the former India captain was in a mood to have some fun with Pietersen, who was on air during the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians.
It was Manoj Tiwary at first slip, who was on the microphone chatting with Pietersen when the former England captain said: "Manoj just tell MS that I am a better golfer than him."
Manoj was seen duly conveying the message to Dhoni after a delivery. "Pietersen keh raha hain woh aapse accha golfer hain (Pietersen is saying he is a better golfer than you)."
Dhoni leaned towards the microphone connected with Manoj and replied with a straight face: "But you are still my first Test wicket!" Pietersen was seen laughing.
For the record, it was in reference to a few overs that Dhoni was forced to bowl his medium pacers during a Test match against England at Lord's back in 2011 after Zaheer Khan hobbled out with a torn hamstring.
Dhoni had Pietersen caught by Rahul Dravid behind the stumps and was given out by Billy Bowden. To his horror, it was overruled after a referral saw that the batsman didn't edge it. Pietersen went onto score a double hundred as England won the Test match. Dhoni never bowled in Tests again.
He has a wicket in one dayers though — Travis Dowlin of West Indies.
Published Date: Apr 06, 2017 10:14 pm | Updated Date: Apr 08, 2017 04:47 pm