That is how Lalit Modi sees himself even as he prepares to enter the pitch in the battle that broke out during IPL 3 between him and the BCCI.
Modi, the suspended IPL Chairman and Commissioner, will take on the richest cricket board in the world come Monday when he intends to personally respond to the allegations levelled against him through two show cause notices issued by the BCCI.
Contrary to public opinion, Modi intends to make his presence felt rather than state his case through his lawyers, although reports a day earlier suggested Modi wanted to sue the BCCI by taking them to court.
Although Ratnakar Shetty claims that Modi has not delivered all the relevant document to the BCCI, Modi claims to have submitted all papers related to all franchisee agreements, global media rights agreements, the global media rights packages, bid documents, media rights licensee agreements, eligibility letters of all bidders with details and all sponsorship agreements entered into by IPL.
Modi’s line of argument against the show cause notice issued at the behest of the ECB is that he has been against unauthorized cricket whether it was in the form of the ICL, Arab cricket, or USA cricket.
He also referred to himself as BCCI’s enemy no.1 and that a few people were keen to get him out.