Ross Taylor played for Rajasthan Royals in 2011.
Earlier he was in RCB from 2008 to 2010.
Ross Taylor has also played for Delhi Capitals in IPL.
New Delhi. Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has made some revelations about the Indian Premier League. He has revealed a strange incident that happened during his stint with Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Taylor was playing with Rajasthan Royals in 2011. He was with the franchise for just a year and didn’t really make much impact with the bat. In 12 matches for Rajasthan, he scored 181 runs at a strike rate of 119. During this his maximum score was 47 not out.
Rajasthan Royals released him after just one season. After that he was associated with Delhi Capitals. When Taylor lived with the Royals for only a year, an incident happened to him, which he recounts years later in his book ‘Ross Taylor: Black and White’.
stuff.co.nz. According to reports, Ross Taylor has revealed in his auto biography that he was slapped 3 or 4 times by the co-owner of the team after getting out for zero during the match against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Taylor told about the difficulties faced by a player in the IPL team. Taylor revealed that the slaps were not sharp, but he was completely shocked by the incident.
Taylor told that Rajasthan played against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Rajasthan was chasing 195 runs. I was lbw for the duck. We didn’t even get close in this match. Afterwards the team, support staff and management were at the bar on the top floor of the hotel. Liz Hurley was there with Shane Warne. One of the owners of the Royals said to me, ‘Ross, we didn’t pay you a million dollars for a duck out’ and he slapped me in the face three or four times. He started laughing and though the slaps were not sharp.
Taylor further explained that but I am not sure if it was purely drama-acted. In those circumstances I wasn’t going to make an issue of it, but I couldn’t imagine it happening in a professional sports environment. “When you go to a new team, you don’t get that support. You never feel comfortable, because you know that if you play two or three games without a score, you end up on the backburner.”
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 13, 2022, 18:08 IST