To which Dhoni replied: He’s still my first wicket in tests. This was a reference to Dhoni getting the umpire on the field to lift his finger after the then skipper of India hit Petersen’s finger pads with a swinger. The decision, however, will be appealed by the English batter and overturned.
On Tuesday, Pietersen repeated the same thing on Twitter: I am actively looking for a clip from the Test match at Lord’s to put an end to all these claims that I BELIEVED the first Test wicket of Dhoni. I hate to break it to you – I didn’t!
Pietersen is currently part of Star Sports’ IPL 2023 broadcast team and was present at Chepauk Stadium for Chennai Super Kings’ last home game of the season.
Standing next to him after the match, Sunil Gavaskar ran up to Dhoni, who was leading the CSK lap of honor after the game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
When I found out Chennai Super Kings and MC Dhoni were going to do a lap of honor in Chepauk, I decided to create a special memory, Gavaskar told Star Sports.
That’s why I ran up to MS Dhoni to get his autograph. It was his last home game at Chepauk. Of course, he’ll have a chance to play here if CSU makes the playoffs. But I decided to make this moment special, he added.