The rub-off of the auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is being felt around the cricketing world.
Tymal Mills is currently playing for Quetta Gladiators for the Pakistan Super League. Next month, he will be part of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz. The IPL auction now makes him the most expensive player to be part of the two T20 leagues, adding to their glitz.
Mills is the most expensive bowler ever to be purchased in the 10-year history of IPL.
“It’s an amount of money that can change your life. It will for me,” Mills said after the auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked up the 24-year-old English fast bowler for Rs 12 crore ($1.7 million) in the auction. He turned out to be the second most expensive player during the auction. He will be paid the amount for six weeks of T20 action in April and May.
Mills had hoped to be picked up by any one of the teams with a base price of Rs 50 lakh ($73,000). But with Mitchell Starc not in the team, RCB wanted a replacement who could be as good.
Mills was part of the English side which played three T20 matches in India last month. He made his T20 debut for England last year and has played only four matches on national duty. Mills has also played for Brisbane Heat at the Big Bash League and Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Due to a back injury, he announced premature retirement from first class cricket and now only plays the T20 format.