Former England skipper, Kevin Pietersen reckons that two-time World Cup-winning Indian skipper MS Dhoni is arguably the greatest captain ever. Team India witnessed some golden days under the leadership of Dhoni, winning the 2007 T20 World Cup (South Africa), the 2011 World Cup (India) and 2013 Champions Trophy (England). He is the only captain in the world to win three different ICC trophies. When asked, Pietersen said he has no argument against the greatness of former Indian skipper.
During a show on Star Sports, Pietersen said, “It will be very difficult just with the weight of expectation to go against MS Dhoni because of what everybody expects from him, how he has to live his life and what he has been through captaining India and then captaining the CSK.”
The 38-year-old stalwart has been on a sabbatical from competitive cricket since India’s semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup in July 2019.
Dhoni, who has also been leading IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) since it’s inception and he has been a successful captain form them as well, winning the cash-rich T20 league thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018. The IPL was supposed to be his comeback event but it has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, Pietersen took to Twitter and posted a picture featuring himself and Dhoni. Kevin recalled an India-England match when he asked then Indian skipper to change the field as the scoring was easy.
In the picture shared by former English skipper, he is having a chat with Dhoni, who is the wicket-keeper. He captioned the picture as, “Scoring is easy, change the field”.
“Hey, MSD, why don’t you put a fielder over there for me? Scoring runs against you guys is so easy…!”🤣 pic.twitter.com/OKVukkkSQD
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 18, 2020
Contribution of Dhoni for Indian cricket is beyond words as he not only helped the men in blue to lift trophies, but also churned out some talented cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, etv in order to secure the future of Indian cricket.