India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday survived an injury scare when a rising delivery hit his right thumb during the team’s practice session on the eve of the third one-dayer against England.
However, the team management said he was fit and there was no danger to Dhoni, who is all set to lead India at his home ground on Saturday.
“He is perfectly alright. He does not even need to have an X-ray, scan or anything. There is no danger at all,” Satish, Indian team manager (logistics), told reporters in Ranchi.
At the nets today, Dhoni even bowled and batted for about 10 minutes before being hit by a rising delivery from Indian bowling coach Joe Dawes.
The skipper did not bat again after being hit at the nets and was seen applying ice packs and watching the proceedings from the dressing room balcony.
“He stopped practising as it was just for icing. All 15 are fit for selection,” Satish said, quelling any speculation about the availability.