Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me, former New Zealand captain's big disclosure about IPL
Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has made a big allegation against the owner of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. He said that he was slapped by a boss when he was out for a duck. He said that he also told them that you did not pay that much money for getting out on zero.
Former New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor made a shocking revelation in his autobiography, which was released earlier this week. In the book titled 'Black and White', Taylor recalled when one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals slapped him in the face during his stint with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise when he was dismissed for a duck. Were gone. That match was against Punjab Kings, then known as Kings XI Punjab. He wrote that Thappad was not sharp, but it was not acting or drama either.
Ross Taylor wrote this in his autobiography
Based on Ross Taylor's autobiography stuff.co.nz wrote that Taylor said, Rajasthan Royals played a match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. We were chasing 195. I was out lbw on a duck and we were about to lose. Afterwards, the team, support staff and management were at the bar on the top floor of the hotel. Taylor revealed that one of Royal's bosses told me, Ross, we didn't pay you a million dollars to get out for a duck and slap me in the face three or four times.
Taylor said - it was not like a joke
Taylor further wrote that he was laughing and those slaps were not sharp but I am not sure if it was purely drama or acting. Under the circumstances I wasn't going to make an issue of it, but I couldn't imagine it happening in a professional sports environment. Taylor wrote that when you come into the team with that kind of money, you are desperate to prove that you are worth it and the people who are giving you that kind of money have high expectations. This is professional sport and human nature.
Taylor was part of Rajasthan Royals in 2011
He said that I have paid my dues. When you move to a new team, you don't get that support. You never feel that you are at ease because you know that if you play two or three games without a score, you are on the backburner. Taylor played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010 and then with RR in 2011. He also represented Delhi Capitals, then known as Delhi Daredevils, as well as with Pune Warriors.