Robinson, now 27, said he was “ashamed” and “ashamed” of the posts he made in 2012 and 2013 as a teenager, which were unearthed Wednesday and shared online as the bowler made his international debut. .
While trouble has overshadowed his arc in the first Test against the Kiwis, he finished four for 75 and was only denied a five-wicket run and a spot on the honors board by Stuart Broad bombing a single catch.
“It was a tough day for him yesterday, obviously,” Thorpe said late in the game on Thursday. “He had to apologize to the locker room and the world for what he did.
“It is very difficult for him, but he knows he has made mistakes and at the end of the day he had to apologize for that. But in our dressing room we also had to support him.
“We are very happy that he showed good character and he had to be quite resilient because whatever he did, it is still not easy to get back on stage and perform. I thought his level of performance was exceptional in that first inning. “
The incident involving Robinson will be investigated by the Cricket Board of England and Wales, while there is a growing sense that past posts by players on social media should be further investigated in the future.
“If something like this has happened, it is clearly something in the future that might need to be analyzed so that it does not happen on a day like yesterday,” Thorpe said.
Robinson’s efforts, allied to a three-wicket blowout on Mark Wood’s second morning, were instrumental in England’s struggle as New Zealand slipped from 288 for three to 378 after winning the toss.
The Black Caps, who lost four wickets by adding just six races in a stage, claimed the wickets of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley early in the response, but Rory Burns (59th) and Joe Root (42nd) led England to 111 times two on stumps.
“We had to stick together, we had to talk about it, we had to get it out and come back fresh again and stand up and do our job as well,” added Thorpe.
“That could have gotten away from us, but now we’ve given ourselves a chance and if we can hit well all through (Friday) then we’ll be in a position where hopefully we can put pressure on New Zealand again. But we still have a lot of work to do with the bat. “
Devon Conway capped his opening test match with a superb 200, remaining cool even as the windows fell on the other end. He couldn’t carry his bat after being the last man out, short of his ground as he ran back to the non-forward end.
However, he became the seventh batter, and the second New Zealander after Mathew Sinclair, to make two hundred on his debut.
Seamer Tim Southee said: “It was an incredible tackle. He is a special player, we have known that for a long time. He works very hard, is always willing to learn and keep asking questions. Everyone is extremely proud and pleased for him. “
When asked how New Zealand is doing after the second day, Southee replied: “I think it’s reasonably balanced. It is shaping up to be difficult, but there are three good days left. “
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