Hidayat, who is Saina's IBL teammate in Hyderabad Hotshots franchise, had complained of unfair treatment to foreign players by the league organisers. (Agencies)
Hidayat was bought for USD 15,000 at his base price and the Indonesian felt he deserved much more.
Saina, however, said Hidayat should realise that he was a retired player, a comment which did not amuse Jwala.
"Taufik Hidayat is one of the greatest players....and I don't think u can dismiss his views just because he has "retired" from the game!!!!," wrote Jwala, who plays for Delhi franchise in IBL, on her twitter page.
"I don't know how anyone can talk about him in such manner......without giving him and his stature any respect...it's absolutely sad!!!!," she said.
Jwala did not name Saina in her series of tweets on the issue but in an apparent reference to the Hyderabadi, she said that she should understand Hidayat's concern.
"No matter how big u have become in sport I think one should try and ustand what ur fellow players views r And work on it!!!," she tweeted.
"Nobody can take away his achievements....just because he's RETIRED!!!! He is and will always be one of the greatest badminton player!!!! And again it's not about money....it's about RESPECT!!!!!," she wrote.
Hidayat had expressed unhappiness on the treatment he got from organisers during the auction, saying it was his first and last IBL as Indian players were given preference for high price than the foreign players.
Hidayat, who is Saina's IBL teammate in Hyderabad Hotshots franchise, had complained of unfair treatment to foreign players by the league organisers.