England fast-bowler Tymal Mills has shown interest in playing for IPL franchises as well as for his country in the shortest format of the sport. The left-arm quick, who hails from a poor family, was made a millionaire overnight by RCB, when they bought him for INR 12 crore in IPL 2017 Auction. Mills was the star of the T20I series between England and India in the same year before the IPL Auctions.
However, the 28-year-old failed to perform in the league and also picked up an injury, which allowed him to feature in only five matches. He only took five wickets at an economy of 8.57. After that, he was released by the franchise and hasn’t made a comeback yet.
‘I feel like that big price tag has hampered me since’
The English speedster now believes that the hefty amount added pressure on him and affected his performance. Moreover, he also expressed a desire to feature in the cash-rich tournament again. Just about my personal pride, I take pride in my performance, I was disappointed on the whole in how the competition went,” he said while talking to Times Now.
“I have not been back since. I feel like that big price tag has hampered me since. If you look at it from purely money to wickets taken ratio, you can say that. If I had a whole season to play which I was not able to do, I feel I would have performed at a good level. I am very keen to get back, I am doing my best to try and get back. That’s where I want to be. Playing for IPL, playing for England, I hope the IPL has not seen the last of me,” Tymal Mills added.
‘I am still young. I am still only 28’
Further, he reckoned that he is still young (28) and has a lot of cricket left in him. He said he also the pace and wants to make a strong comeback. “I am still young. I am still only 28 and still have a lot of years of good bowling in me. I obviously had a lot of success early in my career.”
“I am still bowling fast. Last summer, in some of the games we played, I was bowling at 93 miles per hour. So the pace is still there. I am still taking wickets. I back myself to perform at a good level if I stay fit. That is my only focus at the moment and I trust in my abilities around it and things will fall into place,” added Mills.