Flamboyant English pacer Tymal Mills seeks a financial advisor after becoming a millionaire in the IPL auctions 2017. In February, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for Rs 12 crore, 12 times his base price.
On Friday, Mills had a chat with The Telegraph, he said, “She won't take anything from me at the moment, but she's great my mum and she'll get looked after definitely. It’s not real yet, not until it goes into my account and I get paid, I’ve had to make arrangements to receive that money, I’ve never come into that type of money before so I’ve got a financial advisor sorted and spoke to my accountant, and set up my bank account accordingly."
He further elaborated, “It is a massive amount of money but I’ve not actually thought about it as it’s not real until it’s real, as such. I need to buy a house and that will be the first thing. I try to keep myself level-headed, but there are the same mates back home, a few jokes have been cracked and whatnot, but everyone’s been brilliant.”
Mills will join his IPL franchise at the start of April and will be available for all matches and that can be a huge advantage for RCB in the upcoming season. Mills knows that Twenty20 is “a batsman’s game” but if a bowler can bowl at 94mph and having a brilliantly-disguised slower ball, then he can also dictate the terms.
Talking about his skills, Mills said, “With the price tag I've been bought for, there will be a level of expectation and I'm aware of that, but I'm just going to go out there and do what I've done and done what has got me this far."
Mills concluded, "It is going to be tough, playing half my games at Bangalore, you've got to temper your expectations and what is going to be a good day there isn't always going to be a good day somewhere else.”