Dhoni extends helping hand to ailing friend
Ranchi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is extending all possible help to his close childhood friend Santosh Lal, who has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and was airlifted to Delhi on Monday for treatment.
"Former Ranji cricketer Santosh Lal was taken to Delhi by an air ambulance and admitted to a hospital there. Besides Dhoni, all his friends have come forward in helping him fight the disease. Dhoni is in touch and helping in making all necessary arrangements for the treatment," said another friend of Dhoni.
Lal, a Ranji player, was admitted in a unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital before being airlifted to the national capital.
Jharkhand State Cricket Association secretary Rajesh Verma said the JSCA has donated Rs one lakh to Lal for his treatment and Rs 39,500 was collected among the association members and handed over to his family.
"Lal has played Ranji Trophy with Dhoni," Chanchal Bhattacharya, Dhoni's former coach, said.
Dhoni, who is on vacation in America, has previously credited his 'helicopter shot' to Lal, who used to execute the same stroke in Ranji Trophy matches.
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