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former New Zealand player Ross Taylor Has written an autobiography titled ‘Ross Taylor: Black and White’ and has revealed many examples from his career. Recalling the moment when one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals slapped him in the New Zealand captaincy controversy after poor batting performance, Taylor’s autobiography made some startling revelations. In the same piece, Taylor also talked about the moment he kept Australia in the opener David Warner In a headlock because the latter was troubling him in the elevator during the Indian Premier League season.
While Taylor revealed what he did to Warner, he said that the move worked for him as he was able to control the southpaw. Significantly, this pair was part of the Delhi Daredevils team (now Delhi Capitals).
“We were having a few drinks one night and Warner was getting a little loud. By the time we got on the elevator to go to our room, he was getting smart and nervous. I put him in a headlock and let him go.” The couple didn’t argue. ‘Oh f–k,’ he said, ‘I forgot you islanders are strong.’ It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a headlock and a couple cans of watermelon: David and I have been good ever since.” The former New Zealand batsman is quoted by stuff.co.nz in his autobiography ‘Ross Taylor: Black and White’,
Taylor retired from international cricket this year. His career spanning over 16 years saw him representing New Zealand in 112 Tests, 236 ODIs and 102 T20Is in which he scored 18,199 runs in total.
Talking about his IPL career, Taylor played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010 before joining Rajasthan Royals in 2011. He represented Delhi Daredevils as well as the now defunct Pune Warriors India.
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