The dressing room of the cricketers is a place where cricketers share their camaraderie, celebrate some ground-breaking victories, and also where coaches and captains motivate their players in times of distress. The dressing room cultures is often considered very integral to any player’s development and even the entire side’s. But there are also stories when controversial and memorable incidents take place within the dressing room.
Some happenings get limited to the four walls and the ones that usually come out, are revealed by the players or coaches via press conferences or media events. It is entirely in their interest to disclose it depending upon the magnitude of the incident or the agreement with team management. Over the years, plenty of such occurrences have transpired.
We take a look at ten controversial and memorable cricket dressing room incidents:
Matt Prior breaking the glass:
Former English wicketkeeper Matt Prior blood boiled at the Lord’s in 2011 against Sri Lanka, having been ran-out by Ian Bell. Moments after Prior made his way to the dressing room; there was a smashing sound heard across the ground with spectators assuming it was a broken plate in a hospitality box.
In reality, it was the keeper-batsman hammering his bat on the window of the iconic Lord’s pavilion. The spectators below the dressing room were full of glass after his bat sabotaged the window following his run-out. Before beginning their fielding innings, captain Andrew Strauss and Prior apologised for the same.