IPL 2017: When Dhoni gave Pietersen a taste of his own medicine
Pune: Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not have been at his best with the bat but was superlative with the words during the RPSvsMI clash in the second Cricket match of Indian Premiere League- 10 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Thursday.
Former Rising Pune Supergiants player Kevin Pietersen was in the commentary box with hopes of trolling Mahi.
It was the second over of Mumbai Indians inning when Manoj Tiwary was accompanying MSD at the slip. Manoj was on microphone chatting with Pietersen when latter conveyed his message to MS Dhoni that he is a better golfer than him.
"Can you just do me a favour and can you just whisper in MS ear that I am a better golfer than him." said Pietersen in an attempt to take a jibe at 35-year old wicket-keeper batsman.
Manoj Tiwary conveyed the message to Mahi, saying, "bhaiya, Kevin Pietersen bol raha hai ki woh aapse better golfer hai (Kevin Pietersen says he is a better golfer than you).”
The smile on Dhoni's face was clearly visible when he backfired, Pietersen, replying, "He is still my first Test wicket."
After getting a taste of his own medicine, Pietersen burst into laughter and said, "It was a referral. It was a referral. Not Out. I’ll tell you what it’s wonderful when you get real good people on the mic, you got the players on there, you get some great stuff. Well done, mate."
It was IndvsEng Test match at Lord's back in 2011. Pietersen was given leg before wicket to Dhoni. But, he took DRS which worked in his favour and then went onto score a double ton. England had won that very match.
Dhoni's fun did not end here. When Kieron Pollard was given not-out in lbw appeal, Dhoni signalled for a DRS irregardless of no DRS in the shortest format of the game.
On game front, RPS outshone Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the lights of breezy knocks of Steve Smith (84) and Ajinkya Rahane (60).