I'll be surprised if we get jelly beans at break again: Prior
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior feels the hosts may not be offered any sweets during drinks breaks again.cricket Updated: Aug 06, 2007 23:02 IST
With the jelly bean prank on Indian pacer Zaheer Khan snowballing into a major embarrassment for the England cricket team, wicketkeeper Matt Prior feels the hosts may not be offered any sweets during drinks breaks again.
"It started off being a joke but it's been taken in completely the wrong context. I'll be surprised if we get jelly beans at the drinks break again!" Prior wrote in his column for 'BBC Sport'.
Prior, who drew flak for talking too much behind the stumps, reiterated that the prank was not meant to offend Zaheer and he has been left surprised by the criticism.
"Sometimes issues are blown up to become bigger than they really are. That is just what has happened with 'Jellygate', which I find quite amusing because it really was nothing," he said.
Prior also rejected criticism that he was too loud and said some of the comments attributed to him were not even made by him.
"During the second Test against India, I received some criticism in a couple of newspapers for being overly loud at the stumps, which, in truth, has surprised me.
"I don't think I am any more vocal than other keepers in world cricket. It's the wicketkeeper's role to be chatty, to get the fielding unit going. He is the drummer of the band," he said.