In an interview with Star Sports, Pietersen said that India tasted huge success under Dhoni and won the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup.
“It will be very difficult just with the weight of expectation to go against MS Dhoni,” Pietersen said.
Apart from winning two World Cups, India also won the 2013 Champions Trophy under MSD’s captaincy.
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical and has not played any international cricket since India’s semi-final exit from the ODI World Cup last July.
Under his captaincy, the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings won the tournament thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018.