One of Rajasthan Royals’ owners slapped me across face 3-4 times: Ross Taylor

In a surprising revelation, former New Zealand batter Ross Taylor has claimed that he was “slapped” by one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals franchise through the 2011 season of the IPL.

The Kiwi stated that he was slapped by the franchise’s proprietor after he was dismissed for a duck throughout a recreation towards Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in Mohali.

Taylor made the revelation in his new autobiography, Ross Taylor: Black & White.

“The chase was 195, I was lbw for a duck and we didn’t get close,” Taylor wrote in his e book, an excerpt of which was printed on

“Afterwards, the team, support staff and management were in the bar on the top floor of the hotel. Liz Hurley was there with Warnie (Shane Warne).

“One of the Royals owners stated to me, ‘Ross, we did not pay you 1,000,000 {dollars} to get a duck,’ and slapped me across the face three or 4 occasions. He was laughing and so they weren’t arduous slaps however I’m undecided that it was fully play-acting.

“Under the circumstances I wasn’t going to make an issue of it, but I couldn’t imagine it happening in many professional sporting environments.” The 38-year-old Taylor performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010 and was with RR in 2011. He additionally represented Delhi Capitals, then known as Delhi Daredevils, in addition to the now-defunct Pune Warriors India.

“When you fetch that sort of Money, you’re desperately keen to prove that you’re worth it. And those who are paying you that sort of Money have high expectations – that’s professional sport and human nature.

“I’d paid my dues at RCB: if I’d had a lean trot, the administration would have had religion in me as a result of of what I’d completed up to now. When you go to a brand new group, you do not get that backing.

“You never feel comfortable because you know that if you go two or three games without a score, you come under cold-eyed scrutiny.” The autobiography made headlines after Taylor claimed he skilled racism throughout his 16-year profession with the New Zealand group.

Taylor, who’s of Samoan heritage, had described racist locker room “banter” and casually racist feedback from some New Zealand group officers.

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