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Matt Prior: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Matt Prior in the field for Sussex during a CB...

What he said:

“I got chewed up and spat out.”

Matt Prior, in an interview, discloses that he almost gave up the game when he first made it into  the English cricket XI.

Prior said: “"I never thought I didn’t belong at this level but I did think about knocking keeping on the head and playing just as a batter.”

The wicketkeeper batsman adds: “It’s not the good times that make you the player and person you are, it’s the bad times.

I was called an uneducated skinhead and people were even having a go at my mother for things I was supposed to have done. It was a complete character assassination. It all killed me. But it spurred me on and I’ve emerged stronger."

What he really meant:

“I felt like tobacco—masticated, used and spat out.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I still have bite marks on me.Love bites from the game, these.”


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