I was stupid but not angry, claims Prior

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Matt Prior has admitted he felt "stupid" following the incident at Lord's in which a dressing-room window was smashed.

The England wicketkeeper reacted angrily to being run out on the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka and a window in the dressing room was shattered, with a spectator in the members' area suffering minor cuts from the broken glass.

Prior revealed his embarrassment at the whole incident, telling the Evening Standard: "Every time I looked up at the pavilion during Sri Lanka's second innings, I just saw this big broken window and I felt stupid more than anything else.

"When you make a scene like that, you're thinking, 'Oh no, what are people going to say?' It didn't look good, obviously, and I'd just been run out, but people were putting two and two together and coming up with five, seven, nine and 10.

"It wasn't a case of being angry that I'd got out. There wasn't any malice or anger in it at all... it was a complete freak accident."