That's how it seems as of now. Immediately after the BCCI's verdict, he has shown a sturdy character in justifying his deeds and declaring that he ''will have the last call''.
Well, the BCCI vs Modi confrontation has been going on for long. And the recent ruling to ban him for life seems to have sealed the fate of the ingenious figure of Indian cricket who helped the BCCI become one of the richest sporting bodies in the world.
The expulsion might have closed the doors on Lalit Modi - still nursing hopes to regain a foothold in Indian cricket - but his fight with the BCCI and its president-in-exile, N Srinivasan, in particular will carry on for a while.
We take a look at his meteoric rise and fall in Indian cricket:
Text: Sify Sports Desk (with inputs from agencies)