Karnataka captain Mayank Agarwal rushed to Agartala hospital after falling sick

Agartala: Out-of-favour India opener and current Karnataka skipper Mayank Agarwal was rushed to a local hospital after falling ill just before his New Delhi-bound flight was about to take off, state cricket association sources said on Tuesday.

He is believed to be out of danger.

Mayank, who has played 21 Tests for India, led Karnataka to a 29-run win against Tripura on Monday.

Mayank Agarwal was undergoing treatment at Agartala hospital, but it’s not clear yet what led to the incident on the flight. Police are investigating the incident, sources told India Today. The Karnataka team was on its way to Rajkot from Agartala for their next Ranji Trophy game against Railways in Surat.

Mayank, who led Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy match in Agartala earlier in the week, was scheduled to depart to New Delhi in an Indigo flight at 2:30 pm IST. He was immediately taken off the plane and rushed to a nearby hospital after he complained of a throat issue.

The Tripura Cricket officials were at the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, monitoring Mayank’s progress.

Karnataka State Cricket Association joint secretary Shavir Tarapore said that the state association was trying to get more information about the incident when contacted, but refrained from giving details, considering the cricketer was hospitalised and receiving treatment.

Mayank Agarwal has been in terrific form in the ongoing Rani Trophy season. The captain, who is unlikely to play their next game against Railways, scored 68 runs against Tripura, including a fifty, helping Karnataka seal a 29-run win.

Mayank has already hit 2 hundreds in the first four matches of his Ranji Trophy campaign. He notched up a first innings century against Gujarat in Ahmedabad and hit 114 against Goa in a home game in Mysore.

Mayank, who has 1488 runs from 21 Tests for India, has not played for India since March 2022. His last appearance came against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.