Fine and gearing for comeback, says Mayank Agarwal after mid-flight health scare | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Karnataka skipper Mayank Agarwal on Wednesday said that he is recovering and preparing for a comeback after a day-long hospitalisation which was caused after consumption a suspicious liquid on a New Delhi-bound flight from Agartala.
Agarwal, who fell ill mid-flight, was admitted to a hospital in Agartala on Tuesday. His manager filed a police complaint, suspecting foul play.After being discharged, the cricketer departed for Bengaluru on Wednesday.
“I am feeling better now. Gearing to comeback. Thank you for prayers, love and support, everyone!” Agarwal posted on X, along with pictures of him on a hospital bed.

He had consumed the spurious liquid from a pouch kept on his seat and complained of uneasiness. The opener even vomited a couple of times. His Karnataka teammates eventually took off for Surat via New Delhi in the same flight.
“We are thankful to Karnataka Cricket Association (KCA) and Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) for their unwavering support to Mayank Agarwal during treatment at ILS hospital in Agartala,” Karnataka manager Ramesh Rao told reporters after his discharge.
“We thought Mayank will require at least two or a day’s stay in the hospital but the doctors and nurses have made it within 24 hours,” he added.
The 32-year-old, who has played 21 Tests and five ODIs for India, later filed a police complaint alleging foul play. He will miss Karnataka’s next Ranji Trophy clash against Railways.
“We don’t want to speak about the past. Mayank is fit to board flight. We are going to Bangaluru and his family will make a decision on the further course of treatment,” Rao said when asked whether Agarwal would take any legal action against Indigo.
Agarwal led Karnataka to a 29-run win against Tripura on Monday.
Nikin Jose is expected to take over the team’s captaincy in the next match as he is the designated vice-captain.
(With inputs from PTI)

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