England pacer Tymal Mills revealed the rather unfortunate news of his two-year-old daughter suffering from a stroke shortly before boarding a flight in the Big Bash League (BBL). It is now confirmed that the Englishman has pulled out of the top-tier league for this season due to an emergency.
The 30-year-old was to feature for the defending champions- Perth Scorchers in the new season but has pulled out of the stint. Mills took to social media to share the unfortunate news of his daughter. He stated that the two-year-old ‘lost complete use of the left side of her body.
“Home for Christmas after the most horrible 11 days. As we were at the airport about to leave for Australia our daughter suffered what ended up being a stroke. She lost complete use of the left side of her body and we were told they couldn’t predict how much she would regain.”Mills shared on his IG
“Despite all of the challenges she faced our little girl has amazed everyone with her recovery to the point where we were discharged with her hopping and skipping out of the hospital. She has lots of rehab, medication, and scans ahead but we are so grateful to be where we are right now. Thank you to everyone that’s reached out to us. Keep your loved ones close,” added the southpaw.
David Payne announced as Tymal Mills replacement
The four-time BBL winners announced a fellow-left arm quick in David Payne as the replacement for Mills. The pacer has played 126 matches of which he has racked up 155 wickets. His best bowling figures are 5/24 in his T20 outings.
Alongside Mills, Phil Salt and Laurie Evans are not part of the squad this season. The former picked up an injury while the latter’s contract was terminated after failing a dope test. Ashton Turner-led side has played two matches thus far in the season and has won one and lost one. However, they will play Melbourne Stars in their forthcoming contest.