IPL 2022 Auction: Mumbai Indians "Is A Storied Franchise", Can't Wait To Play For Them, Says Tymal Mills
IPL 2022 Auction: England's Tymal Mills was purchased by Mumbai Indians (MI) for Rs 1.5 crore.
England pacer Tymal Mills has said that Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful franchises in T20 cricket and he cannot wait to play for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tymal Mills was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore on Day 2 of the IPL mega auction on Sunday. "I knew that they were interested. Mahela Jayawardene sent me a text saying that they were nominating me as part of the accelerated process, and checking in to make sure I was fit and well. That settled the nerves a little bit but you never know, do you," ESPNcricinfo quoted Mills as saying.
"I was a bit nervous watching it unfold, so it was obviously nice to get that first bid in, and then you're waiting to see where you're going to end up. It's great to be back with Mahela, and obviously, Mumbai is a storied franchise. Everyone that's played for them speaks really highly of how they look after their players so I can't wait to get out there," he added.
Mumbai Indians also picked up Ishan Kishan (Rs 15.25 crore), Jofra Archer (Rs 8 crore), and Tim David (Rs 8.25 crore) in the mega auction.
"I played with Mahela back at Sussex a few years ago and obviously I know Jofra really well. I played with Tim David in the Hundred, with Riley Meredith at Hobart, and with Polly [Kieron Pollard] at [Peshawar] Zalmi in the PSL. Those types of things only help when teams are at the auction table - that bit of familiarity," said Mills.
"I know Jof's turning his arm over again. I don't know what his exact plan is for the rest of the year but we've been texting each other already and it's great to be playing with a lot of familiar faces. Fingers crossed, Jof's elbow is behind him and he's getting back to playing cricket before long," he added.
Jofra Archer would not be available for this season, and he would come to play for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL from next year.