MS Dhoni continued to play in second half of the game despite red eye, Photo Courtesy: MS Dhoni's Instagram account
MS Dhoni continued to play in second half of the game despite red eye, Photo Courtesy: MS Dhoni’s Instagram account

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been inspirational to the youngsters. But on Wednesday, he took it to another level, during the final T20 International between India and Zimbabwe. The Indian skipper suffered a blow to his eye when he got knocked over by Zimbabwe pacer Donald Tiripano for 9 off 13 balls at Harare. AS Dhoni was attempting a stroke and was in the stride, while turning towards the wicket he had a bail flicking into his eye after being dislodged from the stumps.Unfortunately, the bail made its way through the helmet grille and flew into his eye. It was clearly visible that he was in pain when he removed his helmet. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India  vs  Zimbabwe , 3rd T20I Match at Harare

He was supposed to take rest after that unfortunate incident but he did not. He came on the field. He shared a selfie on Instagram with caption, “That’s what happens when u get hit by bails, lucky only had to keep wkts [sic] with blurred vision and pain”.

Dhoni led his team in the second half of the match with blurry vision. He inspired the youngsters by his presence in the field as he knew that will be a huge morale boost for the team. According to India’s coach Sanjay Bangar, Dhoni made an effort to make youngsters feel comfortable by going out with them, inviting them for dinner and playing PlayStation with them. Dhoni has particularly been active on social media platforms posting dinner selfie, riding police bikes and playing PlayStation with youngsters on this Zimbabwe tour. ALSO READ: India beat Zimbabwe by 3 runs in 3rd T20I to win series 2-1

India emerged victorious in a nail-biting finish  in the last T20 of India’s tour of Zimbabwe by winning the match by a margin of just three runs. India won the T20 series by 2-1 and ODI series by 3-0. The only bump in the road was the first ODi where India lost the match by 2 runs even when Dhoni was at crease.