Rahul Dravid © Getty Images

Sep 12, 2014

Rahul Dravid was asked whether wives and girlfriends should be allowed to accompany players when he was delivering the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture in Mumbai on Friday.

“I think wives, girlfriends should be allowed to travel with players. Wives, girlfriends, any gender (laughs) should be allowed. You can’t start blaming the wives and girlfriends for poor performance. In fact if you don’t allow them then that would be a bigger problem.”, said Dravid.

Earlier Dravid had spoken about how he stopped being superstitious. “Syed Kirmani noticed in my early days that I was a superstitious. He said these will affect my game. But when you hear these from a guy who has won the World Cup you take them seriously. After that I hardly had any superstition.”, he said.

Read more about Dilip Sardesai in this extensive profile piece by CricketCountry’s Chief historian Arunabha Sengupta.

Catch the Live Blog of the lecture here