Thiruvananthapuram, April 20: Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor and BJP candidate from the same seat in May 16 Kerala Assembly election S Sreesanth had a brief exchange of words on Twitter on Wednesday.
It all started when Tharoor, who had ridiculed the BJP's decision to field the cricketer-turned-politician from Thiruvananthapuram seat, asked the latter to do his homework before taking part in a political talk show.
He said this in a tweet referring to a video in which Sreesanth was seen struggling to answer an NDTV news anchor's questions about his constituency.
Sreesanth, a former fast bowler, responded soon by quoting Chanakya. He posed a tweet in Malayalam which roughly means: "When hypocrites start getting uneasy, assume the king is in the right direction."
Sreesanth, who had to leave the 22 yards after facing spot-fixing allegations, said Tharoor did not help him in the days when he was troubled. He, however, deleted the tweet soon after.
The duo was soon joined by other members of the social networking site but they finally settled things peacefully.
@ShashiTharoor take care ..may someone give u strength to genuinely help our people..respect alwys— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 19, 2016
Thanks @sreesanth36. You remain one of my favourite players. But politics is a different field.Now you're in the nets, full tosses will come— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 19, 2016