Former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rescued from a fire accident in a hotel on Friday. Dhoni was staying in the hotel along with the Jharkhand team for the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The team was staying in Dwarka’s Welcome hotel complex when the fire was turned out. The entire team was evacuated safely without any casualties.
The situation could have been worse as the fire alarm did not go off in time at the hotel. The fire alarm didn’t go off early, and all assumed it to be a small fire accident. The team and other customers in the hotel were asked to vacate immediately after a strong burning smell. The seriousness of it struck them only when they got out. The smoke spread to their rooms as well and then they were asked to run down the stairs.
“It spread quite quickly, and when we finally got out of our seventh-floor rooms, all we could see around us was smoke. It was so thick that we couldn’t even see the far end of the lobby,” says, Ishank Jaggi, Jharkhand batsman.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played all the matches for Jharkhand in the tournament this year. Also, he scored a century against Chattisgarh and some other important contributions to the team. Jharkhand team was set to play semi-final of the tournament with West Bengal at the Palam Cricket Stadium. The match will not be broadcasted live as Model Sports Complex in Palam does not have any broadcast facilities.
Another former Indian captain and President of CAB Sourav Ganguly is helping the West Bengal team. Ganguly has some tips for the skipper Manoj Tiwary and coach Sairaj Bahutule. Understanding the seriousness of the clash, Ganguly is discussing ways to tackle and counter the Dhoni threat.