Karnataka Ranji team captain Mayank Agarwal was taken to a hospital in Agartala after he fell ill on a New Delhi-bound flight on Tuesday, January 30.
According to a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) source, Agarwal is out of danger and is medically stable.
KSCA source said, “Agarwal is not in any danger. He is currently under observation at a hospital in Agartala, and we will take him back to Bengaluru after we get an update from the doctors, which we expect tonight. He also said that Agarwal will not be able to take part in Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy team in the match against Railways in Surat starting from February 2.
Also, let us tell you that later Indigo Airlines also informed about this incident.
He said, “IndiGo flight 6E 5177 flying from Agartala to Delhi returned due to a medical emergency on board the aircraft. The passenger was ejected and taken to hospital for further medical assistance. The airplane took off again for its destination at 16:20.
Elaborating on the incident, West Tripura Superintendent of Police Kiran Kumar – whom Mayank Agarwal’s manager had approached to lodge a complaint – said, “Mayank was sitting in the flight and he saw a bag in front of him. Saw it and drank it thinking it was water. There was swelling and blisters in his mouth but now his condition is normal and his body parts are safe. Mayank’s manager said that we are registering a complaint and will get the matter thoroughly investigated.
Also, let us tell you that Mayank Agarwal has two centuries and one half-century to his name so far in the current Ranji Trophy season. Karnataka is currently on top in Group C with 15 points.