"Dhoni is in touch and helping in making all necessary arrangements for the treatment," he added.
Lal, a Ranji player, has been identified with acute pancreatitis and was admitted in a unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital before being airlifted to Delhi.
Jharkhand state cricket association (JSCA) secretary Rajesh Verma said the JSCA has donated Rs. one lakh to Lal for his treatment and Rs. 39,500 was collected among the association members and handed over to his family.
"Lal has played Ranji Trophy with Dhoni," Chanchal Bhattacharya, Dhoni's coach during his formative years, said.
Suraj Mohan, another friend, who was with Lal for the last three days, saw him off at the airport in Ranchi.
Dhoni, who is out on a tour of the US, reportedly credited his 'helicopter shot' to Lal, who used to execute the stroke in Ranji Trophy matches with style.
Lal is working with the Railways.