CSK suspends team doctor over insensitive tweet on Indian soldiers’ martyrdom
Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings, on Wednesday, added that they have suspended the service of team doctor, Dr. Madhu Thottappillil over his distasteful tweet on the demise of Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.
20 Indian Army personnel, including a Commanding Officer, lost their lives in what is termed as one of the worst clashes between the Indian Army and Chinese troops in over 5 decades. Government sources said the Chinese side too suffered ‘proportionate casualties’ but chose not to speculate on the number.
Reacting to the news of the bloody lash, CSK’s team doctor, Madhu Thottappil came up with a ‘distasteful’ tweet that received severe criticism on social media on Tuesday.
“Just curious if the Coffins will come back with a “PM CARES” sticker on them?” Madhu had said.
CSK reacts to Team Doctor’s insensitive tweet:
Chennai Super Kings said the IPL franchise regrets the tweet after promptly taking action over the controversial tweet.
“The Chennai Super Kings Management was not aware of the personal tweet of Dr. Madhu Thottappillil. He has been suspended from his position as the Team Doctor,” the IPL franchise added in a social media post.
“Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste.”
The Chennai Super Kings Management was not aware of the personal tweet of Dr. Madhu Thottappillil. He has been suspended from his position as the Team Doctor.
Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 17, 2020
Earlier, several India cricketers, including team skipper Virat Kohli, mourned the demise of the Indian Army personnel. The battle which has soared the ongoing tension between India and China left the whole world in shock.
“Salute and deepest respect to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect our country in the Galwan Valley. NO one is more selfless and brave than a soldier. Sincere condolences to the families. I hope they find peace through our prayers at this difficult time,” Virat Kohli tweeted.
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh also took to social media to pay rich tribute to the brave Indian soldiers.
“I salute the courage of our Indian soldiers who have been martyred at #GalwanValley. All these atrocities must stop and hope we can have a peaceful world where human life is valued. My thoughts are with the bereaved families, I pray for their strength,” Yuvraj tweeted.