All this happened during the warm-up game between India A and England XI at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium. (Watch the video of the incident)
Dhoni too acknowledged the emotional gesture by shaking hands with his fan and asked him to go back. (Dhoni thanks fans)
The fan was later escorted off the field by the security personnel.
Here are the images from the emotional incident
Fans rushes on field
Fan breached the security cordon to rush towards his favourite cricketer. (Image: TV grab)
Fans touches Dhoni's feet
Fan touches Captain Cool's feet. (Image: TV grab)
Dhoni acknowledges fan's emotional gestures
Dhoni acknowledged the enthusiastic fan's emotional gesture and also shook hands with him. (Image: TV grab).
Security personnel take fan away
Security personnel later took the fan away from the field. (Image: TV grab).
Fan taken away by security personnel
The fan was then taken away by the security personnel. (Image: TV grab).
Fan touches Dhoni's feet
Fan rushed on the field to touch MS Dhoni's feet at Brabourne Stadium.
The India A captain smashed a whirlwind fifty and remained unbeaten at 68 as the hosts posted 304 for the loss of four wickets in 50 overs.
Middle-order batsman Amabati Rayudu smashed a brilliant ton while Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh also slammed their respective half centuries.
Earlier, the charismatic former India skipper said that fans would see him leading Jharkhand cricket team and IPL side in future. The talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman even thanked his fans for all the love and supported bestowed upon him.
The 35-year-old cricketer was felicitated by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) for his outstanding captaincy career and contribution to Indian cricket.
Last Wednesday (January 4), Dhoni shocked all by stepping down as India's limited overs captain. Virat Kohli took charge as the new leader.