Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. (Photograph by Alex Davidson/Getty Photographs)

Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor retired from worldwide earlier this yr. He was the spine of the Kiwis’ middle-order and performed match-winning knocks within the 2019 World Cup semifinal in addition to within the ultimate of the inaugural version of the ICC World Check Championship ultimate in opposition to India in 2021.

Currently, Taylor has written an autobiography titled ‘Black And White’ and in that e book, he has narrated an incident that includes the present India head coach Rahul Dravid the place the duo had visited the Ranthambore Nationwide Park in Rajasthan to see a tiger. The ex-Black Caps batter additionally talked about that most people have been extra inquisitive about Dravid than recognizing a tiger.

They have been as excited to see him as we have been to see the tiger: Ross Taylor

“I requested Dravid, ‘what number of instances have you ever seen a tiger?’ He stated, ‘I’ve by no means seen a tiger. I’ve been on 21 of those expeditions and haven’t seen a single one.’ I assumed, ‘What? 21 safaris for zero sightings.’ Significantly, if I’d recognized that, I wouldn’t have gone. I might’ve stated, “No thanks, I’ll watch the Discovery channel. Jake Oram had been out within the morning – no pleasure.

“There was some baseball recreation on TV that he wished to look at so he didn’t include us on the mid-afternoon safari. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than our driver acquired a radio name from a colleague to say they’d discovered T-17, a well-known, tagged tiger. Dravid was thrilled: 21 safaris with out seeing as a lot as a tiger turd, however half an hour into quantity 22 he’d hit pay grime,” Taylor wrote in his autobiography as reported by

“We pulled up beside the opposite automobiles, open-top SUVs a bit larger than Land Rovers. The tiger was on a rock, 100 metres away. We have been stoked to see a tiger within the wild, however the folks within the different automobiles instantly aimed their cameras at Rahul. They have been as excited to see him as we have been to see the tiger. Possibly extra: throughout the globe there are nearly 4000 tigers within the wild, however there’s just one Rahul Dravid,” he added.

Rahul Dravid and Ross Taylor performed collectively in 4 seasons of the IPL between 2008 to 2011. Each have been part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010 earlier than being roped in by the inaugural version’s winners Rajasthan Royals in 2011. The 2011 season additionally occurred to be the final one that includes the late spin legend Shane Warne as a participant.

Ross Taylor’s autobiography was launched on Thursday, August 11 the place he made some stunning revelations throughout his enjoying profession together with dealing with racism and in addition being allegedly slapped by an RR proprietor for his batting performances not being on top of things through the 2011 season. Giving clarification on the identical, Taylor added that the individual reminded him that he was not introduced on board to attain geese after being paid in tens of millions.