New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was this morning (on Friday) safely rescued from a fire in a hotel in Delhi’s Dwarka neighbourhood.
As reports from Delhi Fire Services (DFS), no casualties were reported in the incident. DFS informed that they received a call around 6:30am alerting them of a fire inside the Welcome Hotel, which is located in Sector 10, Dwarka. Around 30 fire fighting engines rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after struggling for an hour and 20 minutes and the fire was brought under control at 7:50am.
Dhoni was in the Capital with his Jharkhand team to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final. The whole Jharkhand squad was in the hotel when it caught fire including Dhoni. As per sources, the fire initially started in a mall nearby and then reached the hotel. The team’s kit has apparently been reduced to ashes.
Meanwhile, the semi-final match to be played against Bengal has been postponed.
It may be noted here that the Dhoni-led Jharkhand team entered the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy after outplaying Vidarbha by six wickets at the Palam Ground here on Wednesday.