Kevin Pietersen posted a video on Twitter refuting MS Dhoni’s claim that the former England batsman was his first and only Test wicket.
The pair shared a joke during a match at the IPL 2017, with Pietersen telling then-Rising Pune star Supergiant that he was a better golfer than him via his microphone teammate Manoj Tiwary.
Dhoni replied with a dig in his turn, reminding Pietersen: «you are still my first Test wicket».
Years later, Pietersen came out to reveal that wasn’t quite the case. Dhoni bowled Pietersen during the 2011 tour of India – a series best remembered for Alastair Cook’s 294 and Stuart Broad’s first Test hat-trick – and even had Billy Bowden judge the batsman to be caught behind.
As 42-year-old Pietersen has now shown, the decision did not stick, as he revised it right away. It then became apparent that Dhoni had now found the limit, the sound Bowden had heard was that of a bat hitting the pad and the decision was overturned.
Pietersen went on to score a double hundred as England comfortably won the match and series, while Dhoni ended his career without a Test wicket.
The former England batsman tweeted this video with the caption: “The evidence is clear! I was not Dhoni’s first wicket. Nice ball though MS!
He took one international wicket in a career that spanned over 500 matches, dismissing West Indies batsman Travis Dowlin in the 2009 Champions Trophy.
Dhoni’s under-prolific bowling record is forgivably considerable as he has been involved in 829 international dismissals, the third most of any goalkeeper after Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist.
The evidence is CLEAR! I was NOT Dhoni’s Test first wicket.
Nice ball though, MS! 😂😂😂
—Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 16, 2023
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