Suspended CSK team doctor apologizes for his controversial tweet about Indian martyrs in Galwan

Suspended CSK team doctor apologizes for his controversial tweet about Indian martyrs in Galwan

Thottappillil stated that he never intended to belittle the efforts taken by the Prime Minister and the government.

Dr.Madhu Thottappillil
Dr.Madhu Thottappillil. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In the border stand-off against India and China, at least 20 Indian soldiers, on Monday, attained martyrdom in the clashes along the LAC in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. This was the first deadly clash between both the nations in decades. The rise in tension between both the nuclear-armed nations was evident as Indian, as well as Chinese soldiers, suffered casualties.

Following the death of Indian soldiers in the violence face-off, condolences and tributes started doing rounds in no time. Many prominent names from the cricket fraternity including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan paid tribute to the martyrs.

However, a tweet from Chennai Super Kings’ doctor had irked many fans on social media. Madhu Thottappillil had mocked the government in his tweet saying– “Just curious if the coffins will come back with a ‘PM CARES’ sticker on them?”

The words used by me were inappropriate: Thottappillil

Thottappillil later deleted the tweet but it had already gone viral across social media. Eventually, it led to his suspension as CSK said the management was “not aware” of Thottappillil’s controversial tweet.

The suspended team doctor has finally opened up on his tweet while issuing an apology. Thottappillil stated that he never intended to belittle the efforts taken by the Prime Minister and the government.

“On 16th June, I had put out a tweet, and after I realised that the words used by me were inappropriate and unintended. I deleted the same. But by then there were screenshots of my tweet being circulated and shared in social media.

It was never my intention to belittle the great and herculean efforts taken by our Honb’le prime minister and the Govt in taking care of all the citizens’ obligations of this great nation and its Army or our brave Martyrs,” Thottappillil said in an official statement released by him on his Twitter account.

“I regret the hurt and anguish I may have caused to many people who read my tweet and wholeheartedly apologize for the same. I have tweeted inadvertently and mistakenly and it has nothing to do with my association with any individual or organisation.

I am aware of the care bestowed by the prime minister taken for the martyred jawans who had laid their lives for the country, without whom we the citizens would not be having a secured life,” he added in his statement.

Here’s the statement: