England pace bowler Tymal Mills had seen both the sides of Indian Premier League auction. After bagging a record deal last season, the player went unsold this season.
He was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a record 12 crore INR for IPL 2017. However, he could not live up to the expectations with the franchise finishing last in the table.
“It’s a little bit tough, but don’t put yourself in it if you’re scared of being humiliated or embarrassed,” Mills told ESPNcricinfo.
“If you don’t get picked. It’s just the way it is. I’ve felt the good and the bad of the auction, I was obviously the belle of the ball last year, and this year I wasn’t involved. That’s okay. We’re all big boys, and we have got take the rough with the smooth.
“It’s not like that in any other league because there’s not the money elsewhere that there is in the IPL,” he added.
Mills Made Good Use of IPL Money
However, the player is not in good form in recent months. He failed to impress in recently concluded Big Bash League. He was also unable to bag a contract in the Caribbean Premier League.
But the pacer believes it is up to the form leading up to the auction, which will determine the price of the players. He also further revealed that he invested the huge money, he got last season and bought many things for himself.
“I was very, very fortunate last year,” Mills said. “I invested it well, bought myself a property and all those nice things. I’ve definitely experienced both sides of the coin – obviously things couldn’t have been better last year with the contract I was able to get, and obviously this year I didn’t get one, so it works both ways, but I wasn’t expecting to get one.
“Going into the auction I was in pretty bad form playing in the Big Bash, and how you perform leading up to the auction really determines how well you go or don’t go – last year I had a really good series with England in India; this year bowled pretty poorly.”
Mills had a decent Pakistan Super League after the player opted to play in the knockout stages of the tournament.
But he will need to work his way up the ladder once again in the next 12 months if he wants another contract in cash-rich Indian Premier League
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