New Delhi: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to be rescued, after the Delhi hotel in which he was staying, caught fire on Friday morning, according to media reports.
No casualties were reported in the blaze which occurred around 6:30 am inside the WelcomHotel, located in Delhi’s Dwarka area, a Times of India report quoted the Delhi fire services as saying. The report added that the fire services got a call at 6:30 in the morning and they rushed 30 fire tenders to the spot. The fire was brought under control by 7:50 am.
Not just Dhoni, the entire Jharkhand team was evacuated from the seventh floor where they had been put up.
Delhi: Fire had broken out in store in Dwarka's Welcome hotel complex. MS Dhoni and Jharkhand team who were staying there evacuated safely pic.twitter.com/8OIbd7x3Cl
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 17, 2017
Dhoni was in the capital to lead Jharkhand against Bengal in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The match, to be played on Friday, has now reportedly been postponed to Saturday as the Jharkhand team’s kit has been burnt down.
Dhoni took his side into the semi-finals with a six against Vidarbha on Wednesday, which sealed their six-wicket win at the Palam Ground. His presence attracted huge crowds to the Air Force Ground in Delhi, even causing passersby to stop their vehicles for a glimpse of him. Dhoni has led the team in all six of their Vijay Hazare matches this year.
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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2017 13:01:49 IST