IPL Slapgate involving Ross Taylor Allegations Against Rajasthan Royals: When a player is purchased for a large sum of money in the Indian Premier League auctions, there is a great uproar. The player is therefore put under pressure to make large runs or get wickets right away. A New Zealand batsman gave the failure of big-name players as an example, claiming that a Rajasthan Royals owner who had spent a fortune on Taylor had slapped him when he was out for a duck.
One of the key insights from one of his chapters in his brand-new book, Black and White, was this.
Without providing many specifics of the individual who really smacked him, the explosive middle order was recounted in his book. The year can be close to 2011. He has gone into more detail, claiming Liz Hurley and Shane Warne were both present in the hotel bar at the time the assault occurred.
In Mohali, Rajasthan played Kings XI Punjab. I was lbw for a duck during the 195-yard chase, and we never came close. The players, support staff, and management were then in the hotel’s bar on the top floor. Warnie was present along with Liz Hurley. “Ross, we didn’t pay you a million dollars to acquire a duck,” one of the Royals owners told me, slapping me three or four times in the face, according to the excerpt.
Ends a great career with a catch, Ross Taylor. pic.twitter.com/sG17N4G2k7— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 4, 2022
Taylor thinks there was some truth to it and it wasn’t just acting, even though the slaps weren’t severe enough.
“I’m not certain if it was all play-acting, but he was laughing, and they weren’t severe slaps either. I decided not to raise a concern because of the circumstances, but I couldn’t image that happening in many professional athletic settings.
The same book, Black and White, actually made headlines lately when it came out that the player had encountered racism during his time playing cricket for New Zealand.