Chennai, June 17: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday suspended its team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for a social media post on the martyring of 20 Indian Army soldiers during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
CSK said in a tweet on Wednesday that the tweet by the doctor was his personal opinion and announced his suspension from the team. He has been with the team since the IPL’s inception and is a specialist in sports medicine.
"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 statement read. "Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste," it added.
On Tuesday, after reports came in of Indian casualties during the violent face-off in Galwan Valley, Thottappillil had posted a tweet on the Army jawans in which he mentioned PM Cares Funds which he later deleted it.
On Monday night, twenty Indian Army personnel, including the commanding officer, were killed in violent face-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley of Ladakh where disengagement of troops on either side was underway. The Army said there were casualties on both sides.