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Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal was rushed to the ILS Hospital in Agartala after he fell ill on a New Delhi-bound flight on Tuesday. The Karnataka Ranji Trophy captain suffered a major health scare while travelling on the flight. He was quickly admitted to the ICU where he is currently undergoing treatment. According to media reports, Mayank was taken off the plane and rushed the hospital after complaining of a throat issue. Karnataka State Cricket Association joint secretary Shavir Tarapore said that the state association was trying to get more information about the whole incident.
PTI reported that Agarwal was given some tests after he vomited and felt unease during the flight and will not play the next game against Saurashtra. The rest of the team will be travelling to Rajkot.
The soon-to-be-33 Mayank, who has played 21 Tests for India, led Karnataka to a 29-run win against Tripura on Monday.
“Mayank Agarwal was rushed to a local hospital in Agartala. The reason for the sudden illness is yet to be confirmed,” a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) official told PTI without elaborating further.
Agarwal, who scored 51 and 17 in the last game, was supposed to travel with the whole team to Rajkot via Delhi when the incident happened.
“The team was on flight and apparently Agarwal started feeling uneasy and vomited a couple of times sitting on the flight. Since he started feeling sick, he de-boarded. From KSCA MR Shahvir Tarapore called and we quickly sent two of our representatives to the ILS hospital. He is under observation and we are told doctors are running some tests. Now there are multiple theories as to what he might have consumed,” a Tripura Cricket Association official said on condition of anonymity to PTI.
(With PTI inputs)
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