Modi-Dixit war of words played out on Twitter

Lalit Modi & Sanjay Dixit are now washing their dirty linens on Twitter Getty Images

New Delhi: May 15, 2011

Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit, who hit the headlines after a feud with Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne, is now locked in a war of words with sacked IPL Commissioner and old foe Lalit Modi on social networking site Twitter.

The trigger was one of Modi’s tweet in which he ridiculed Warne’s spat with Dixit over the pitch in Jaipur, saying, “@sanjay_dixit gets enough publicity by messing with legends.”

“A quick way up the ladder in BCCI, is to publicly defame @LalitKModi and everyone he knows, don’t believe me ask @sanjay_dixit.

“@Sanjay_Dixit FYI, @LalitKModi changed Rajasthan cricket, the way SMS looks, he created the IPL, unlocked value of the BCCI,” said a couple of other tweets by Modi, who is currently in London and facing investigations for alleged financial irregularities in running the IPL in the first three seasons.

Dixit had claimed that he was abused by Warne over the choice of the pitch at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium during the presentation ceremony of RR’s IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 11.

Miffed with Modi’s barbs, Dixit responded angrily.

“@LalitKModi Bloody fugitive. Come back to India and I will give you your just desserts,” he wrote.