The dressing room is exactly the right place to take out your frustrations, whatever England are claiming about the manner in which the window was broken. We’ve all done it, and I should know. I remember kicking a fridge in Rawalpindi after Wasim Akram got me lbw in a one-dayer when the ball pitched miles outside leg.
The problem is that cricketers, as well as cricket itself, are held up – unjustly, as it happens – as the moral paragons of the sporting world. Oikish behaviour, however accidental, is widely frowned upon: breaking windows, other than with a cleanly struck six, is simply not cricket, as Prior well knows.
Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo