Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to his official Twitter handle and posted a throwback photo with former India captain MS Dhoni. In the photo, Pietersen can be seen suggesting something to the wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni.
“Hey, MSD, why don’t you put a fielder over there for me? Scoring runs against you guys is so easy,” Pietersen captioned it while taking a cheeky dig at MS Dhoni.
However, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) chipped in with hilarious response to KP’s tweet.
The Chennai-based franchise had posted a classic photo, showing off MS Dhoni’s lightning-fast stumping abilities and then trolled Kevin Pietersen.
“But sometimes you don’t need fielders!”, CSK captioned the photo.
Chennai Super Kings’ savage reply won millions of hearts, drew a lot of attention on the platform and also ended up receiving more retweets than Kevin Pietersen’s initial tweet.
MS Dhoni is well-known for his astute captaincy, wicketkeeping, batting traits, swift stumping, quick running between the wickets, last ball six, helicopter shots, ICC trophies and so on. His contribution to Indian cricket is so good that it cannot be put into words.
MS Dhoni has 3 ICC trophies as a captain – ICC World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013, the only captain in the history of the sport to do so. Even after giving up international captaincy on January 4, 2017, he still contributed to the team as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Dhoni’s last ever international appearance came against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final. He retired from all forms of international cricket on August 15, 2020. The news was confirmed by MS Dhoni himself through an Instagram post. MS Dhoni has represented India in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.
The down-to-earth personality is a huge inspiration to all cricket followers. He has been actively applying his skills and expressing himself in the Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings in the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. CSK won the fifth title under his tutelage.