Ross Taylor's big allegation on the owners of RR
He slapped me on being out on zero and said – you did not give crores of rupees to get out
Former New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has made a big allegation against the owners of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. This 38-year-old Kiwi batsman has said that when I was out for zero, the owner of Rajasthan Royals slapped me.
Taylor has made these sensational revelations in his autobiography. In a book titled Black and White published earlier this week, Taylor told about an unpleasant incident that happened to him in the IPL.
In his book, Taylor wrote- 'He was slapped in the face by one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals during his stint with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. Because he was out on zero in the match against Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab). Although he also told that the slap was not slapped hard, he did not find it a joke. One of the owners of the Royals told me, Ross, we didn't pay you a million dollars to get out on zero and slap me in the face three or four times.
He also exposed the racism in New Zealand cricket. Taylor wrote that there I was considered an Indian and fellow players used to call me a monkey in the dressing room. Not only this, Taylor wrote that many times when I used to play a bad shot, very dirty words were used on it. However, nothing like that was said to the rest of the team's batsmen on the same shot.
That match was played between Punjab and Rajasthan in Mohali. Chasing 195, I got out for zero and we were not even close to the target. After this the players, support staff and team management were in the bar on the top floor of the hotel.
Ross Taylor has played 55 matches in IPL. He has scored 1017 runs. He also has 3 fifties to his name. He has played for Delhi Capitals, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.