IPL 2017: A very funny incident happened during the second match of Indian Premier League 2017 (IPL 2017), when Kevin Pietersen, who is a part of commentary’s panel for IPL 2017, requested Manoj Tiwary to tell MS Dhoni that he is a better golfer than him.
It happened during the second over of the Mumbai Indians’ innings. Manoj Tiwary, who was fielding at first slip, was speaking to Pietersen, went to MS Dhoni and conveyed KP’s message.
Here is the entire conversation and what transpired:
Kevin Pietersen: You are looking good, mate. Can you just do me a favor and can you just whisper in MS’ ear that I am a better golfer than him?”
Manoj Tiwary: (smiling) I will do that after this ball.
Kevin Pietersen: Thank you. Come on, you have got an opportunity now. Please tell him. Please tell him.
Manoj Tiwary: (speaking to MS Dhoni) bhaiya, Kevin Pietersen bol raha hai ki woh aapse better golfer hai. (still laughing) [ Kevin Pietersen says he is a better golfer than you]
MS Dhoni: (speaking to the mic and addressing KP with a smile on his face) He is still my first Test wicket
Kevin Pietersen: (failing to contain his laughter) It was a referral. It was a referral. Not Out. I’ll tell you what it’s wonderful when you get real good people on the mic, you got the players on there, you get some great stuff. Well done, mate.