MS Dhoni, Jharkhand Team Evacuated After Fire At Delhi Hotel

The members of the Bengal team were also safely evacuated.

Former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his Jharkhand team were evacuated from the Welcome Hotel in Delhi's Dwarka area, after a fire broke out at the hotel early on 17 March.

The members of the Bengal team, who were also staying at the hotel, were safely evacuated along with the other guests and hotel staff.

The Delhi Fire Services told The Times of India that no casualties were reported in the blaze.

As many as 30 fire tenders were sent to the spot and the fire was brought under control.

The Jharkhand team, led by Dhoni, won the quarter-final against Vidarbha on Wednesday and were slated to play West Bengal in the Vijay Hazare trophy semis on 18 March.

The match was supposed to be held on 17 March, but was postponed by a day owing to the damage to the kits of the players.

Besides being Jharkhand's unofficial mentor in the Ranji Trophy, Dhoni has been an active member of the Vijay Hazare squad. His participation in the tournament has been attracting sizeable crowds wherever Jharkhand.