"If my resignation leads to real reform, it will be worthwhile. Our cricket should be clean," the Congress MP from Kerala tweeted on Friday, Apr 23.
The former United Nations leader, who is famous for his activity on Twitter, also said that he was looking forward to the 'thorough inquiry into the IPL'.
"It's been a rough week but am looking forward to returning to Thiruvananthapuram. Lots of work needs to be done in the constituency," he also posted.
Responding to a question directed at him on the micro-blogging site as to how much money he made from IPL, he wrote, "None, not one paisa. That's the point. Just wanted a team for Kerala."
Tharoor has a huge following not only on Twitter but has also managed to garner enough support for himself on the Internet on sites like Facebook. Following the IPL allegations slapped against him, a separate website called Support Shashi Tharoor was also launched by his followers.
The MP who represents Thiruvananthapuram has been maintaining that he is innocent and that his mentoring role in the IPL Kochi bidding process was only inspired by his desire to help Kerala.