Ros Taylor make surprising allegation in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, says one of many homeowners slapped him: Former New Zealand cricketer Ros Taylor has made surprising revelations in his newly launched autobiography – “Ross Taylor: Black & White” whereby he claims that one in every of his IPL franchise homeowners had slapped him in the course of the 2011 season of the Indian Premier League.

The kiwi batter, who just lately drew curtains from all types of cricket, disclosed that in the course of the IPL 2011, one of many Rajasthan Royals homeowners had slapped him after he was dismissed for a duck in opposition to Kings XI Punjab and RR misplaced the match.

He additionally alleged one of many RR homeowners as saying – “They don’t pay him a million dollars to get a duck.”

“The chase was 195, I was lbw for a duck and we didn’t get close,” Taylor wrote in his guide, an excerpt of which was revealed 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 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, but I couldn’t imagine it happening in many professional sporting environments.”

As of now, Rajasthan Royals (RR) hasn’t issued any assertion concerning the allegations hurled at them by their former participant. 

Notably, Ros Taylor was bought by the Rajasthan Royals by shelling out one-million {dollars} in the course of the 2011 participant auctions. Before his stint with RR, Taylor had joined forces with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from IPL 2008 to 2010.

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He voiced that he wished to have stayed with the RCB, after IPL 2010, and remained as a one-team man for an extended time period moderately than tracing totally different franchises. 

“While it was amazing to go for a million dollars [in IPL 2011], in the long run I would’ve been better off if RCB had got me for US$950,000. If they had, it would have been my fourth year with them. While the IPL is pretty unsentimental, there is loyalty towards long-serving players and I probably would have had a longer IPL career as a one-franchise player,” Ros Taylor wrote.

When you play for a franchise for a protracted time period, gamers get good backing from the administration and the help employees and there’s a wholesome layer of understanding, nonetheless, that’s not the case while you play for a contemporary workforce. You by no means really feel comfy [with new team] as a result of you understand that in the event you go two or three video games and not using a rating, you come underneath cold-eyed scrutiny, wrote the Kiwi batter.

Ros performed 11 matches for Rajasthan within the 2011 season of the IPL and scored 181 runs at a strike fee of 119.

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