Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on Monday thanked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for showing “graciousness” in lifting the five-year ban imposed on him from entering the Wankhede Stadium. The Bollywood superstar was banned from entering MCA premises, including the Wankhede Stadium, for engaging in a scuffle with the officials of the cricketing body and the security staff on May 16, 2012 following KKR’s victory over Mumbai Indians.
“My gentle father-in-law made me realise how lil it matters who was rite or who was wrong. Wot matters is grace. Thnx MCA for ur graciousness,” Shah Rukh said in a tweet.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore had also tweeted his pleasure at Shah Rukh’s ban being revoked by the MCA. “Pleased to note MCA has lifted the ban on @iamsrk. @KKRiders will be happy to see him cheering in person next time we play at Wankhede!,” he said.
The Bollywood superstar was banned for five years from entering MCA premises, including the Wankhede Stadium, by the Association’s Managing Committee, headed by the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, on May 18, 2012 after he was involved in an altercation with the security staff and officials of the cricket body following Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory over Mumbai Indians two nights earlier.
Khan, however, denied he had misbehaved and maintained that he reacted only after children, including his kids, were “manhandled” by the security staff at the stadium.