MS Dhoni s close friend who taught him helicopter shot no more


Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s close friend Santosh Lal reportedly died while undergoing treatment for acute pancreatitis in a Delhi hospital.

Dhoni, who is out on a tour of the US, credits childhood pal Lal for his famous helicopter shot and he was bearing the cost of his treatment.

Lal, a Ranji player, after being identified with acute pancreatitis was admitted in an unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital.

He was later airlifted to the national capital.

Jharkhand State Cricket Association secretary Rajesh Verma said the JSCA 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 was working with the Railways.

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