Dhoni was hit on the thumb after Manpreet Gony's delivery rose awkwardly, leaving him in pain for a brief period. He was immediately given treatment, as team physio and coach rushed to the field. Though the pain lasted for a couple of minutes, the team management said that the skipper was fine and there was nothing to worry.
The man in form, Dhoni has been the highest run scorer for India in the series against England and an injury scare could have hurt the hosts.
Dhoni left the field after the incident while another important member of the squad, Yuvraj Singh was missing during the net session ahead of the fourth ODI to be played at his hometown.
Suresh Raina plays a shot
India's Suresh Raina plays a shot during practice session at Mohali on Tuesday.
Pujara, Gambhir interact during a net session
India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Gautam Gambhir during a practice session at PCA Cricket Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.
MS Dhoni reacts after being hit on thumb
Team India skipper M S Dhoni reacts after Manpreet Singh's delivery hit his thumb during a practice session at Mohali on Tuesday.
MS Dhoni in action at Mohali
Team India skipper M S Dhoni during a practice session at PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.
According to his personal manager, Yuvraj recovering from a sore throat skipped the session but was fit to play on Wednesday.
"He had a sore throat, but he is otherwise okay," the cricketer's personal manager on Tuesday.
With India leading the series 2-1, MS Dhoni's men would like to seal a win at Mohali and wrap the series as the visitors are struggling hard to compete.