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Ross Taylor reveals Rajasthan Royals’ owner beat him for a duck

Ross Taylor reveals Rajasthan Royals' owner beat him for a duck

The renowned New Zealand cricketer, Ross Taylor, has an astonishing claim about one of the Indian Premier League’s officials. While speaking in his recently released autobiography, he has opened up about the violence he suffered during IPL 2011, which was the fourth edition of the league.

Taylor, in his bio book, has discussed multiple controversial topics, one of which is physical abuse, which he had to go through while featuring Rajasthan Royals in the fourth edition of the IPL. 

He has disclosed how the Royals’ owner slapped him three to four times and mentioned that the franchise had paid him millions not to get out on a duck. Mentioning the detailed context of the story, he has penned down the incident that happened during the team match in Mohali vs the Kings XI Punjab, now Punjab Kings.

Taylor’s statement from his autobiography book reads,

“RR owner slapped me 3-4 times when I got out for a duck in 2011 IPL match in Mohali and said ‘we didn’t pay you a million to get out on a duck’ and laughed. It weren’t hard slaps, but I couldn’t imagine it happening in professional sporting environments”.

It must be noted that New Zealand’s batter was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore since IPL’s inception but was bought by the RR in IPL 2011. Moreover, the cricketer has revealed that it was not easy to play for the new team, knowing that one will not get any support after multiple bad games.

“A case in point: 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,”

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