India vs Australia: MS Dhoni hit on forearm during net session ahead of 1st ODI

first_img Press Trust of India HyderabadMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 13:59 IST MS Dhoni was hit on his right forearm during practice (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni had an injury scare during the Indian team’s practice session on the eve of the first ODI vs AustraliaDhoni was in some pain and didn’t bat after that as a precautionary measureIndia and Australia will play a five-match ODI series from March 2Mahendra Singh Dhoni had an injury scare during the Indian team’s practice session on the eve of the first ODI series opener against Australia in Hyderabad on Saturday.Dhoni sustained an injury on his right forearm while taking throwdowns from team’s support staff member Raghavendra.The former India captain had a long batting session at the nets and like all first team players was taking throwdowns after the formal session.It was one such delivery from Raghavendra that kicked up and Dhoni was hit on the right forearm.The veteran was in some pain and didn’t bat after that as a precautionary measure.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.India are aiming to bounce back in the five-match ODI series after losing both the T20s.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow MS Dhoni India vs Australia: MS Dhoni hit on forearm during net session ahead of 1st ODIIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni was hit on his right forearm while taking throwdowns from team’s support staff member Raghavendra during India’s training session in Hyderabad on Friday.advertisementlast_img

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