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Ross Taylor: A Rajasthan Royals owner “slapped” me

Former New Zealand batter Ross Taylor claims he was “slapped” by one of many house owners of the Rajasthan Royals franchise through the 2011 season of the IPL.
Taylor made the revelation in his new autobiography, Ross Taylor: Black & White, and says the incident happened following a defeat towards Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.

“The chase was 195, I used to be lbw for a duck and we did not get shut,” Taylor wrote in his e-book, an excerpt of which was revealed on Stuff.co.nz. “Afterwards, the staff, assist workers and administration have been within the bar on the highest flooring of the resort. Liz Hurley was there with Warnie [Shane Warne]. One of many Royals house owners stated to me, ‘Ross, we did not pay you 1,000,000 {dollars} to get a duck,’ and slapped me throughout the face three or 4 instances. He was laughing and so they weren’t arduous slaps however I am unsure that it was completely play-acting. Below the circumstances I wasn’t going to make a difficulty of it, however I could not think about it taking place in {many professional} sporting environments.”

Royals haven’t issued an announcement in response but.

Having spent three years at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 2008 to 2010, Taylor performed one season for Royals – in 2011 – after he was purchased for USD 1 million on the public sale. In his e-book, Taylor stated he wished he had stayed at RCB.

“Whereas it was wonderful to go for 1,000,000 {dollars}, in the long term I’d’ve been higher off if RCB had obtained me for US$950,000,” Taylor wrote. “If they’d, it will have been my fourth yr with them. Whereas the IPL is fairly unsentimental, there may be loyalty in the direction of long-serving gamers and I in all probability would have had an extended IPL profession as a one-franchise participant. However, if I might stayed at RCB, I would not have performed with greats akin to Virender Sehwag, Shane Warne, Mahela Jayawardene and Yuvraj Singh.

“Whenever you fetch that kind of cash, you are desperately eager to show that you just’re value it. And people who are paying you that kind of cash have excessive expectations – that is skilled sport and human nature. I might paid my dues at RCB: if I might had a lean trot, the administration would have had religion in me due to what I might carried out prior to now. Whenever you go to a brand new staff, you do not get that backing. You by no means really feel snug as a result of you recognize that when you go two or three video games with no rating, you come beneath cold-eyed scrutiny.”

Taylor performed 12 video games for Royals in 2011, scoring 181 runs at a strike price of 119, after which he performed three extra seasons for Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors India.

In his e-book, Taylor had additionally revealed that he had skilled racial insensitivity whereas enjoying cricket in and for New Zealand.

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