Indian Premier League money will change my life: Tymal Mills

first_imgEngland pace bowler Tymal Mills is elated after being snapped for Rs 12 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Indian Premier League auction in Bengaluru on Monday.Mills was forced to give up first-class cricket in 2015 due to a back problem but he continued to play the shortest format of the game. He has played 55 Twenty20s and has pocketed 63 wickets at an average of 22.12.The 24-year-old is known to bowl a tight line and create pressure for batsmen at crucial junctures in T20 games. (Virat Kohli’s RCB snare exciting fast bowler Tymal Mills)Mills made his T20 international debut last year in July against Sri Lanka and was part of the England team in India for the three-match series last month.Mills, who already has a reputation in the shortest format of the game, was pretty impressive on his India tour.”I can’t believe it. I can’t put into words what happened,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “I did not see this coming and it took a while for it to sink in. It has been a crazy day. (Tymal Mills happy to be on the same side with Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers)”I was the lowest of the base prices because I just wanted to get picked up by a team. I didn’t want to wait until July for my next cricket.”Mills will replace Australian speedster Mitchell Starc, who parted ways with the IPL giants recently. RCB reached the final last season, with captain Virat Kohli scoring a record-shattering 973 runs.advertisementThe 24-year-old said the amount is was sold at will definitely change his life.”The bidding was quite slow but once it hit 10 crore I knew it was big money, but it kept going. (Indian Premier League 2017: How the teams stack up after the auction)”When it finished I did not know how much it was worth. When I worked it out I could not believe it, it did not seem real. It’s an amount of money that can change your life. It will for me.”I went for breakfast with Luke Wright after watching the auction and he said the back injury might have been the best thing that ever happened to me. It was sad at the time, being 22 and having to think about retiring from the game, but being able to focus on T20 has accelerated my development,” he said.last_img read more