On Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings dismissed the team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for making a controversial tweet on social media regarding the death of 20 Indian Army personnel in ladakh. The post was deemed to be in “bad taste” by the IPL franchise. The captain of CSK, Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is also an honorary lieutenant in the Territorial Army, announced the suspension on its official Twitter page.
Former BCCI President N Srinivasan’s India Cements owned the team. “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.
Thottappillil has been with the team since the IPL’s inception and is a specialist in sports medicine. On Tuesday, news came on the death of 20 Indian Army personnel during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh. After that Thottappillil had posted a tweet mocking the government. He later deleted the tweet and protected his account. This confrontation is the biggest since 1967 when clases between India and Chinese soldiers killed 80 Indian soldiers and 300 Chinese army personnel.