Indian cricketer and Karnataka captain Mayank Agarwal has been admitted to the hospital in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura after feeling unwell during a Delhi-bound flight. Mayank was with his Karnataka state team in the city to play his side’s fourth Ranji Trophy 2024 match which they won and was returning from Agartala before the incident took place.
“Out of favour India opener and Karnataka captain Mayank Agarwal rushed to Agartala hospital after falling sick in a New Delhi bound flight. The details and nature of his health issue hasn’t been confirmed,” Karnataka State Cricket Association sources were quoted as saying to the news agency PTI.
Mayank, reportedly complained of a burning sensation in his mouth and throat as his team was set to travel to Surat for their next match in the Ranji Trophy against Railways, starting February 2. The Karnataka captain is currently under observation and is reportedly doing well.
Karnataka won their second game of the ongoing season in the Ranji Trophy against Tripura out of the four played so far. Karnataka began their campaign with a win against Punjab, before losing to Gujarat and drawing against Goa and captain Mayank Agarwal has led from the front.
After beginning the campaign on a horror note with two consecutive ducks in the first match against Punjab, Mayank has gone on to smash centuries against Gujarat and then Goa. In the latest match in Agartala, Mayank returned scores of 51 and 17 in the two innings as Karnataka’s bowling led by pacer Vidwath Kaverrapa proved to be too good for the the Tripura batters.
Karnataka are currently at the top of the points table in Elite Group C. Karnataka are tied on points with Tamil Nadu (15) but have a better net run rate.