Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate: Ross Taylor DROPS a BOMBSHELL, says ‘Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me after scoring a duck’, Follow LIVE Updates

Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate – Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals Allegations: There is a huge hue and cry when a player is sold…

Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate: Ross Taylor DROPS a BOMBSHELL, says 'Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me after scoring a duck', Follow LIVE Updates
Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate: Ross Taylor DROPS a BOMBSHELL, says 'Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me after scoring a duck', Follow LIVE Updates

Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate – Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals Allegations: There is a huge hue and cry when a player is sold for mega bucks at the Indian Premier League auctions. And immediately, there is pressure on the player to score big runs or take wickets on the field. New Zealand batter has cited an example of how things can turn out sour when big signing players fail, stating he was slapped after getting out for a duck by a Rajasthan Royals owner, who paid mega bucks to get Taylor. Follow all IPL updates live with InsideSport.IN

Also Read: NewZealand Cricket Racial Allegations: Ross Taylor recalls racial ‘insensitivity’ in New Zealand cricket

This was one of the major revelations from one of his chapter in his new book titled, Black and White.

Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate: Ross Taylor DROPS a BOMBSHELL, says 'Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me after scoring a duck', Follow LIVE Updates
Ross Taylor IPL Slapgate: Ross Taylor DROPS a BOMBSHELL, says ‘Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me after scoring a duck’, Follow LIVE Updates

The explosive middle order explained in his book without giving much details about the person who exactly slapped him. The year could be around 2011. However, he has gotten into details, stating Shane Warne and Liz Hurley were also present in the bar at the hotel when the incident incurred.

“Rajasthan played Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. The chase was 195, I was lbw for a duck and we didn’t get close. Afterwards, the team, support staff and management were in the bar on the top floor of the hotel. Liz Hurley was there with Warnie. 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,” read the extract.

Though the slaps were not hard enough, Taylor believes there is an element of reality in it and it was not just acting.

“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.”

In fact, the same book – Black and White — had bagged headlines recently when it was revealed that the player had experienced racism in his cricket career in New Zealand cricket.

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