Chennai Super Kings suspend team doctor over insensitive tweet on Indian martyrs in Galwan Valley

Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday said it has suspended the service of team doctor, Dr. Madhu Thottappillil over his remarks on the death 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 violent scuffle, CSK’s team doctor, Madhu Thottappil had put out a ‘distasteful’ tweet that received quite a bit of flak on social media on Tuesday.

“Just curious if the Coffins will come back with a “PM CARES” sticker on them?” Madhu had said.

Chennai Super Kings said the Indian Premier League franchise regrets the tweet after swiftly 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 said in a social media post.

“Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste.”

Earlier in the day, several India cricketers, including captain Virat Kohli, mourned the death of the Indian Army personnel in the bloody lash which has soared the ongoing tension between India and China.

Reactions started pouring in on social media as news of the violent scuffle, that resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers, broke. The bloody clash which has soared the ongoing tension between India and China has left many 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.

Yuvraj Singh also took to social media to salute 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.

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