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Tweet for Tat by Modi

cricket Updated: Mar 25, 2012 23:34 IST

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If there were any doubts about the reach of Twitter, they were effectively erased at 3:16 am on April 11th, 2010. A tweet from Lalit Modi on the ownership pattern of the Kochi Tuskers Kerala unleashed a storm that destroyed everything in its path, including ultimately the man who started it all. Who is Sunanda Pushkar? What is sweat equity? How much was Modi's cut in the auction of the IPL teams? These are all questions that were on everyone's lips in the days that followed the fateful tweet. Eventually, both parties lost. Modi was sacked as the IPL commissioner and BCCI vice-president. He is now bankrupt and exiled in the United Kingdom. Tharoor was forced to resign from his minister's post; the only consolation was he ended up marrying Pushkar.