MS Dhoni during net session. Photograph:( AFP )
Dhoni was taking throwdowns when one delivery kicked up and hit Dhoni on the right forearm.
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered an injury on his right forearm during the team's net session ahead of the One-Day International series opener against Australia.
The incident happened when Dhoni was taking throwdowns from the team's support staff member Raghavendra.
After having long batting sessions, Dhoni was taking throwdowns but one delivery from Raghavendra kicked up and hit Dhoni on the right forearm.
Whether the injury is serious enough to make him doubtful for the opening ODI couldn't be ascertained. A final call is expected to be taken by the evening.
In case Dhoni is unavailable, then Rishabh Pant is expected to don the big gloves. That is the most likely option in case Dhoni fails to get fit in time.
If the team management is keen on checking all the fringe batting options, then KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu could both play in the XI with Rahul keeping.