IPL-10: Dhoni trolls Pietersen but in vain

Indo Asian News Service

Pune, April 6 (IANS) Friendly banters have always been a part and parcel of cricket and this time it was two former Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) teammates -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni and England's Kevin Pietersen -- taking shots at each other in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians here on Thursday.

In the second over of the match, Pietersen, who skipped playing this edition of the IPL and instead is at the commentator's box asked Pune's Manoj Tiwary on the microphone to tell Dhoni that the former England batsman is a better golfer than the Ranchi stumper.

After insisting, Tiwary, who was fielding at slips went to Dhoni, and passed Pietersen's message to which Dhoni retorted: "He's still my first Test wicket," which triggered laughter in the commentary box as well as to the viewers.

Dhoni, however, forgot that his appeal to get Pietersen caught behind during the 2011 tour to England was turned down by umpire Billy Bowden.

--IANS

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