In his message to the RCB supporters, the RCB captain said, “We needed to strengthen the bowling. You know we addressed that last year in having got T20 specialists. This time around is obviously a huge boost for us, specially Tymal Mills. Having played against him just now in the series I can vouch for his skills.”
The video message was posted on the RCB website.
The message also asked fans to continue to support the team so that the team can do one step better than what they did last year. In the 2016 IPL finals, RCB had lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in a high scoring game.
RCB needed a specialist bowler desperately for their campaign after Mitchell Starc pulled out of the team. With a strong batting line up including Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Kohli, the bowling department needed more firepower.