Former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has claimed that one of the owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Rajasthan Royals, slapped him on a duck out.
Taylor said, in his autobiography, that one of the royals slapped him laughing, but he wasn’t sure if the latter was serious or not.
His autobiography quotes Taylor as saying, “Rajasthan played the eleventh kings of Punjab in Mohali. The chase was 195, I was a duck, and we didn’t come close.”
Next, the team, support and management staff were at the bar upstairs from the hotel. Liz Hurley was there with Warney,
“One of the royals said to me, ‘Ross, we didn’t pay you a million dollars for a duck’ and he slapped me in the face three or four times,” the New Zealand cricketer said.
“He was laughing and the slaps weren’t harsh but I’m not sure it was entirely acting. Under the circumstances I wouldn’t have made a problem with it, but I couldn’t imagine that happening in many professional sporting environments,” the former cricketer shared with confusing thoughts.
The New Zealand veteran, who has played 450 caps, hung his boots earlier this year in April.