10 Inspirational Quotes By Lalit Modi, The Man Who Founded IPL, That Will Implore You To Live Life Like A Carnival.
It was the week before the first ever IPL match was to be played and timing of GoAir's launch suited the timing like ginger and bread. Modi brokered a deal with Nusli Wadia to charter a flight to transport celebrity guests to Jaipur, the venue of the first game.
Wadia saw the silver lining and was onboard with the plan. It will give the launch of his son's airline the perfect media coverage as the guest list included big guns of Bollywood, like Suniel Shetty, Neha Dhupia and Arjun Rampal.
But it was not the end for Modi. He orchestrated a marketing strategy by putting up a Rajasthani shamiana at the game venue and offered the fans an offer hard to refuse. Anyone who bought four tickets would get to park within 100 metre of the celebrity hub and even get their photos clicked.
An instant hit among cricket and Bollywood enthusiasts, tickets sold for a whopping price of Rs. 10,000; first time ever in the history of Indian cricket. It is hardly a mystery how IPL gained popularity at the behest of Modi's razzmatazz.
Here are a few inspirations quotes by the famous cricket administrator Lalit Modi.