BENGALURU: India’s cricket stalwart and Karnataka captain, Mayank Agarwal, faced a medical emergency on an Agartala-New Delhi flight. The 32-year-old, currently out of danger, was rushed to a hospital in Agartala after consuming an unidentified liquid assumed to be water.
Onboard the IndiGo flight 6E 5177, members of the victorious state Ranji Trophy team were en route to Surat for their next match. Agarwal, feeling thirsty, picked up a bottle from the front seat pocket, experiencing a burning sensation upon taking a sip. Despite attempts to rinse his mouth, the discomfort persisted.
Witnesses described Agarwal’s distress, leading to the aircraft returning to the bay, where he was promptly deplaned and taken to the hospital. The immediate treatment involved detoxification.
Agarwal’s current condition will determine his return to the city for further treatment. Unfortunately, this health episode rules him out of the upcoming match against Railways in Surat. Manish Pandey, recovering from injury, is set to join the team on Wednesday.