Kevin Pietersen chose to wittily remind MS Dhoni of one stat he couldn’t achieve in his glorious career. The former England batsman sent Dhoni a congratulatory message on his retirement with a cheeky remark.
Recently, MS Dhoni shocked the world by announcing his retirement from international cricket on 15th of August, after which tributes were showered by people across the world admiring his greatness.
The cricketing world salutes MS Dhoni for the name he made for himself and his country at the biggest stage of the sport of cricket. MS Dhoni played his last game in the Indian colours during the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
There Is One Thing, Just That One Thing. You Never Got Me Out: Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen in his congratulatory message to MS Dhoni on his retirement mentioned one thing that he couldn’t achieve in his career, the England batsman’s wicket. He came very close to it in Lords 2011 when MSD had caught out Peitersen who appealed for a DRS whch overturned the umpire’s decision of out.
“MS (MS Dhoni), my great buddy! What a career, what a stellar career, what an amazing career, what a magical career. One career that you should be so so proud of. The whole of India and the world of cricket have been so blessed to witness one of the best and one of the most magical careers,” Kevin Pietersen said.
“I think but now at the end of your career, there is one thing, just that one thing. You never got me out. It was referred at Lords’ and the continuous stick that I get from you and your fans that I am your first Test wicket.”
“You know, I know, that it never happened. Okay? Now that you are done, let’s just clear the air. It never happened. Anyway buddy, awesome career. Congrats and welcome to the club, we are all out,” he added.
MS Dhoni’s Staggering Numbers For Team India:
MSD has astonishing numbers for team India in 538 matches he has scored 17,266 runs, 16 centuries and 108 fifties. The former team India skipper had an early retirement from Test cricket back in 2014. He made 90 appearances in red-ball cricket to score 4876 runs.
He carried on playing the other two formats and handled the captaincy to Virat Kohli in 2017. With 10,733 runs, Dhoni is fifth in the list of India’s all-time run-scorers in ODI behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid.