MS Dhoni extends helping hand to ailing friend

Dhoni had previously credited his 'helicopter shot' to former Ranji cricketer Santosh Lal, who has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.

updated: July 15, 2013 23:13 IST
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Ranchi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was extending all possible help to the inventor of his famous helicopter shot and one of his close childhood friends 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 his disease. Dhoni is in touch and helping in making all necessary arrangements for the treatment," said a close friend of Dhoni.

Lal, a Ranji player was admitted in a unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital before being airlifted to the national capital.

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