Kevin Pietersen playfully recalls banter with MS Dhoni, shares videos of Test wicket incident

“I was not Dhoni’s first wicket,” says Kevin Pietersen…

Kevin Pietersen continues to tease MS Dhoni for a comment made during their banter in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL). Even after nearly six years, Pietersen hasn’t forgotten the moment and recently posted two videos on social media, keeping the banter alive.

The incident took place when Dhoni was playing for the Rising Pune Supergiant, and Pietersen, retired from cricket and in the commentary box, claimed to be a better golfer than Dhoni. He asked Manoj Tiwary, who was mic’d up, to convey the message to Dhoni. In response, Dhoni quipped, “You are still my first Test wicket.”


Pietersen, in the present day, shared the videos of the exchange, highlighting that there was a referral during the 2011 tour where Dhoni bowled to him. Initially given out caught behind by umpire Billy Bowden, Pietersen reviewed the decision, which was subsequently overturned as there was no edge detected. Pietersen went on to score a double hundred, and England emerged victorious in the match and the series.

Dhoni, on the other hand, concluded his career without a Test wicket. Pietersen posted the videos on social media with a caption stating, “The evidence is clear! I was not Dhoni’s first wicket. Nice ball though MS!”

This playful banter between Pietersen and Dhoni has become part of IPL folklore and remains a memorable moment for fans. While Dhoni has chosen to maintain silence on the matter, Pietersen’s videos have sparked a renewed interest in their humorous exchange.