I will explain if asked by Board: Dravid

Rahul says he is not worried about giving explanation for his outburst against the team manager for SA tour.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2007 17:48 IST

Showing no signs of repentance, Indian captain Rahul Dravidon Saturdaysaid that he was not worried by the Cricket Board's stand to seek an explanation from him for his outburst against the team manager for the South African tour.

Dravid said controversies had become a part and parcel of Indian cricket and he had learnt to deal with such situations.

"If they ask for an explanation (on his outburst against tour manger Chetan Desai of Goa). I will give it to them. It does not worry me, nothing worries me," he told reporters.

"There have been a lot of controversies in the last few years. It has become part and parcel of Indian cricket. We have learnt how to handle all this. We have to focus on the game", Dravid said.

The BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah had saidon Fridaythat the Board would seek an explanation from Dravid for the outburst but appeared to downplay the whole incident on Saturday.

"We don't want to carry on this controversy endlessly. We wanted to give a message to Dravid (through the media). Thats all," Shahsaid.

Shah said he had spoken to Dravid on the subject after the Indian teams arrival here. He was also seen having a conversation with the Indian skipper at the Madhavrao Scindia ground, venue of tomorrows second India-Sri Lanka ODI, after the home teams practice session.

First Published: Feb 10, 2007 17:48 IST