Sure, the issue meritted action, but Mumbai cricket lovers would like to see the same kind of swiftness for other issues which the MCA have on their plate. Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India player and Mumbai captain, made sense on Twitter: “Wish MCA would handle all matters under their purview with the same urgency and passion,” he tweeted. Earlier, he wrote: “Completely over the top reaction from MCA on SRK. I guess this is top priority for a state association — emergency meeting to decide on action to be taken against a visitor misbehaving.”
Another tweet said: “Life time ban on entering Wankhede for what SRK did there??? Take it easy MCA.” President Vilasrao Deshmukh announced on the morning after the incident involving Shah Rukh Khan and MCA officials that his managing committee members will meet on Friday to discuss the issue.
That’s quick work from a president, who is believed to have attended only one managing committee meeting in two years when he was vice-president of the MCA. Meanwhile, die-hard Mumbai fans await the decision on resuming activity at the indoor academy at the Bandra Kurla Complex and a solution to the 405 World Cup final tickets going unsold.