The pilots, clad in their orange uniforms, spent about an hour meeting cricketers including Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey.
In April this year, Dhawan had lashed out at former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his comments on Kashmir saying India does not need the advice of outsiders on Kashmir-related issues.
The 33-year-old made his international debut under Dhoni's captaincy and swears by the former India skipper's penchant for understanding each and every player's strength.
Kohli's unbeaten 72 in the second T20I of the three-match series against South Africa that ended in a 1-1 draw, saw him gaining one spot and reach 11th position in the batting list.
India go into the game with an unchanged playing XI from their previous game in Mohali, which the hosts won by seven wickets.
From legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh, everyone took to their Twitter handles to share their wishes to the 'Universe Boss' on his special day.
Captain Virat Kohli recently made it clear that the youngsters will have to prove themselves in the 'four or five' opportunities they get.
Dhawan was speaking on the eve of the third T20 International against South Africa at the M Chaannaswamy Stadium here.
Dhawan was quick to clarify that he was practicing poetry.
DDCA took to Twitter to make the announcement of the trio's availability and said that the senior selection committee will finalise the Delhi squad shortly.
The Men in Blue are coming off a winning run in the limited-overs format as they defeated Windies in both T20I and ODI series.
Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Samson, who has played one T20 International for India, showcased his skills in another rain-affected game at the Sports Hub here.
After a solid start in the World Cup, a thumb injury in the second league match against Australia ruled Shikhar Dhawan out of the tournament.
For South Africa 'A', Anrich Nortje (3/36), Marco Jansen (3/25) and Lutho Sipamla (3/55) took three wickets each.
With India A 3-0 up in the five-match series against South Africa A, all eyes in the fourth were on Dhawan.