Former India Captian MS Dhoni and ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen shared some light-hearted fun during the IPL 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday.
MS Dhoni, playing as non-captain for RPS, the 1st time in his IPL career, was keeping the wickets when Pietersen, part of the commentary team, was conversing on the microphone to Dhoni’s teammate Manoj Tiwary, who was in the slips.
“Manoj, just tell MS Dhoni that I am a better golfer than him,” Pietersen told Tiwary.
He properly conveyed the message to Dhoni. “Pietersen keh raha hain, woh aapse accha golfer hain (Pietersen is saying he is a better golfer than you),” he said.
“He’s still my first Test wicket,” Dhoni quickly shot back, drawing laughs from the commentary room, including from Pietersen himself.
Dhoni’s answer was a reference to the 2011 Lord’s Test when the Indian captain took over the bowling parts for some time after an injury to Zaheer Khan.
While Pietersen was adjudged caught out by substitute keeper Rahul Dravid from a Dhoni delivery, it was later overruled after a video referral revealed that there was no contact between the bat and the ball.