India opener and Karnataka skipper, Mayank Agarwal, found himself in a health scare when he fell ill just before his flight to New Delhi was set to depart. The cricketer was rushed to a local hospital after consuming a liquid from a pouch, thinking it was water. The incident prompted Agarwal to lodge an official police complaint, suspecting foul play.
While the cricketer is reported to be out of danger, he experienced oral irritation and swelling on his lips after drinking the unknown liquid. Agarwal's manager filed a complaint under NCCPS (New Capital Complex Police Station) to initiate an investigation into the matter.
Kiran Kumar, SP West Tripura, stated that Agarwal's vitals are stable, but there was an irritation in his mouth, leading to swelling and ulcers. The cricketer was admitted to ILS Hospital in Agartala, where he is clinically stable and constantly monitored.
Agarwal, who recently led Karnataka to victory against Tripura in a Ranji Trophy match, has played 21 Tests for India. Despite his stable condition, he will miss the next game against Railways in Surat. Nikin Jose is expected to assume the team's captaincy in Agarwal's absence.
The incident occurred on an IndiGo flight (6E 5177) from Agartala to Delhi, which returned to the origin due to the medical emergency. IndiGo issued a statement confirming the incident without providing specific details about the medical emergency.
While Agarwal's condition is stable, investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the incident. The cricketer is expected to travel back to Bengaluru once doctors provide an update on his condition.
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