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Former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor who has announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year has revealed his autobiography. It is named “Ross Taylor: Black and White”. He has discussed multiple controversies in the book, one of which is the misbehaviour carrying physical violence by Rajasthan Royals owners during IPL 2011.
When does this incident happen?
Former New Zealand Captain and batter Ross Taylor claimed that he was SLAPPED by one of the owners of IPL’s franchise Rajasthan Royals, during the 2011 season of the Indian Premier League.
Taylor has revealed that the incident occurred after a loss against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. The owner slapped him more than once, reminding him that he had been paid Millions not to score ducks.
What did Ross Taylor say in his autobiography?
“The chase was 195, I was lbw for a duck, and we didn’t get close,” Taylor wrote in his book, “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 said to me, ‘Ross, we didn’t pay you a million dollars to get a duck,’ and slapped me across the face three or four times.
He was laughing, and they weren’t hard slaps, but I’m not sure that it was entirely play-acting. Under the circumstances, I wasn’t going to make an issue of it. Still, I couldn’t imagine it happening in many professional sporting environments.” but Rajasthan Royals have not stated in this response yet.
Racism’s Claim by Ross Taylor
“Cricket in New Zealand is a pretty white sport,” Taylor writes in his book entitled “Black & White.”
New Zealand former batter also makes racism claims in his autobiography, The 38 years old Taylor said locker room banter in the New Zealand side sometimes was racist and hurtful, but he was worried that raising the issue could exacerbate things.
“For much of my career, I’ve been an anomaly, a brown face in a vanilla line-up. That has its challenges, many of which aren’t readily apparent to your teammates or the cricketing public.”
He experienced racism during his 16-year career in New Zealand cricket.
After his cricketing career now, Taylor is going to start a new job as a Client Relationship Manager with an Equity Company in Auckland.