Ross Taylor retired from the international arena recently. The batter immediately came up with an autobiography called ‘Ross Taylor: Black and White’. The New Zealand veteran has revealed some shocking incidents that took place in his cricketing life in the autobiography.
One of the most shocking revelations has been about the Rajasthan team from the Indian T20 League. The batter claimed that he was slapped by the franchise’s owner after he bagged a duck in one of the matches. Now the legend has claimed that he had an ‘annoying’ moment with the Australian southpaw David Warner.
Taylor said that he and the southpaw shared drinks one night. He added that the left-handed batter was being over-smart and aggressive. The Wellington-born cricketer said that he put him in a headlock and won over him. Taylor further revealed that it felt nice to defeat him and added that the duo have been great friends since then.
“We were having a few drinks one night and Warner was getting a bit loud. By the time we got into the lift to go up to our rooms, he was being smart and annoying with it. I put him in a headlock and gave him a couple of don’t argues. ‘Oh f–k,’ he said, ‘I forgot you Islanders are strong.’ It’s amazing what you can achieve with a headlock and a couple of jabs to the melon: David and I have been good ever since,” Ross Taylor revealed in his autobiography and was quoted by stuff.co.nz.
Ross Taylor represented New Zealand in 112 Test matches, 236 ODI matches, and 102 T20I games. The batter amassed a total of 7684 runs in Tests, 8602 in ODIs and 1909 in T20Is. The Wellington star will go down as one of the greatest New Zealand players ever. And the star has done reasonably well in the Indian T20 League as well. He revealed that he would have had a long Indian T20 League career had he stayed with the Bangalore franchise.