Karnataka’s cricket captain, Mayank Agarwal, faced a health scare while on board a flight from Agartala to Delhi, compelling an emergency landing. The 32-year-old complained of stomach pain and a burning sensation in his mouth and throat after drinking water from a pouch placed in front of his seat.
Mayank Agarwal, who was rushed to the ICU of ILS Hospital in Agartala, was reported to be stable and undergoing thorough checkups. His manager lodged a formal complaint with the police, alleging that Agarwal drank a ‘poisonous liquid’ on the flight. Kiran Kumar, SP West Tripura, confirmed the complaint and detailed the incident to the press.
Mayank’s manager explained the incident, stating, “When he was sitting in the airplane, there was a pouch in front of him. He drank a little bit, but suddenly there was irritation in his mouth, and suddenly he couldn’t talk. He had swelling and ulcers in the mouth. Otherwise, his vitals are stable.”
Agarwal’s manager claimed that after drinking from the pouch, the cricketer experienced irritation in his mouth, rendering him unable to speak. He was subsequently taken to ILS Hospital, where he exhibited swelling and ulcers in the mouth. Despite these complications, Agarwal’s vitals remained stable.
VIDEO | “Mayank Agarwal, an international cricketer, while sitting on a flight saw a pouch in front of him and thinking of it as water, drank it. He had swelling and ulcers in his mouth. His condition is normal, and his vitals are stable. His manager has made a complaint. We are… pic.twitter.com/Av0KEvEmvh
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After discharge, Agarwal is expected to travel to Bengaluru on January 31, and State Health Secretary Kiran Gitte assured that he would receive the best available treatment in Agartala. The police will investigate the incident based on the formal complaint lodged by Agarwal’s manager, and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) is coordinating closely with the cricketer, planning the next steps based on medical consultations.
“Police have admitted his complaint…As per his manager, he will travel to Bengaluru tomorrow, and meanwhile, whatever best treatment is available in Agartala, we will provide him,” assured Kiran Gitte.
The health scare means that Agarwal will miss Karnataka’s upcoming game against Railways in Surat. The KSCA will decide on the future course of action in consultation with medical professionals, emphasizing the well-being of the player.