Ahead of the fourth Test at The Oval between England and India. former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has something special to share. One of the modern greats, KP spoke about how he dismissed MS Dhoni in the Oval test back in 2007. India under Rahul Dravid won the Test series that year and became the first team to win a Test series in England. Dhoni too was a part of that squad.
MS Dhoni scored a brilliant 92 off 81 balls as India piled up a mammoth first innings total of above 500. Dhoni hit nine fours and four sixes in his innings.
Kevin Pietersen Recalls Memories At The Oval
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 31, 2021
On Tuesday, Kevin Pietersen shared a video on Twitter in which he is seen visiting The Oval and recalling his fond memories at one of England’s most renowned cricket stadiums. Speaking about how he outfoxed Dhoni, Pietersen revealed:
“Alastair Cook was under a high ball (at deep square leg). And guess who the batter was? Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He’d knocked me for a monster six. Almost went out of the ground into the Thames, gone. I held the next one back. (Pointing to his pocket) MS, I am afraid to say, you’re in there, I am not in your pocket.”
Pietersen also scored a memorable 158 in the 2005 Ashes series. The draw Oval Test helped England win the series after for the first time in 18 years.
“When you get the opportunity to come to The Oval, it means so much to you. There’s not too many grounds where you actually walk straight through the fans, where the fans can touch you. In the Ashes in 2005, I came down here and I was in panic. I had absolutely no time at all to think about batting. McGrath was bowling, I was lucky enough to get that 158″ said KP.