Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rescued from the hotel on Friday morning after a broke out. Dhoni who is leading Jharkhand in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy was staying in the hotel along with the team when the fire broke out. He was staying in Dwarka’s Welcome hotel complex and the entire team was evacuated safely.
Here is an image of the hotel:
Dhoni has played all the matches for Jharkhand in this year’s tournament scoring a century against Chattisgarh along with some other important contributions. His side was set to take on West Bengal in the semi-final of the tournament in a high-profile encounter at the Palam Cricket Stadium. However, the match will not be televised live as Model Sports Complex in Palam does not have broadcast facilities.
Understanding the seriousness of the clash former Indian captain and President of CAB, Sourav Ganguly is in the town and has some tips for the Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary and coach Sairaj Bahutule to discuss ways to counter the Dhoni threat. Sourav has already discussed a few plans on how to tackle the Dhoni threat with Manoj and Sairaj. No doubt Dhoni is a formidable player but it’s not impossible to get him out. Dada will be meeting the team in the evening today and will also be present at the ground tomorrow,” a Bengal team source told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
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Bengal went into the competition with a younger team but will have the services of seasoned campaigners like Manoj Tiwary, Ashoke Dinda and Pragyan Ojha, who have all had IPL experience but other players like Kanishk Seth, Sayan Ghosh and Amir Gani have not played against Dhoni yet. “This is a young Bengal team and they have learnt how to play according to the situation. MS Dhoni is a legend but, on the field, one can’t get intimidated by names,” said Manoj Tiwari before the game.