By Shayne Bugden For Daily Mail Australia
English cricket star Tymal Mills has opened up on the terrifying episode that saw his two-year-old daughter left temporarily paralysed down one side of her body when she had a stroke just before he was about to fly to Australia.
Mills played for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League last season and was at the airport on his way to do so again when his daughter was struck down by the serious condition.
The bowler explained what happened in an Instagram post on Wednesday and had some good news to share.
‘Home for Christmas after the most horrible 11 days,’ he wrote alongside a photo of him and his daughter leaving the hospital she was treated in.
Mills opened up on the terrifying health battle his daughter (pictured together) suffered as she was struck down by a stroke recently
Mills’ little girl was left paralysed down her left side but made an astonishing recovery that saw her ‘hopping and skipping out of the hospital’ (pictured)
‘As we were at the airport about to leave for Australia our daughter suffered what ending 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.
‘Despite all of the challenges she faced our little girl has amazed everyone with her recovery to 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.’
Mills played seven games for Perth when they won the BBL title last season but withdrew from the team just before this year’s campaign began.
The English bowler (pictured playing for Perth in the Big Bash League last season) won’t turn out for the Scorchers as they try to win back-to-back titles
The Scorchers announced the news with a statement saying he would not be available due to a ‘family emergency’ and added that ‘the club fully supports Mills’ decision, and sends hit thoughts and best wishes to his family during this time’.
Mills was last in Australia as a member of the England team that won the T20 World Cup, but he didn’t get to star in a match for his country.
Perth are also without stars Mitchell Marsh, who is out for the season due to ankle surgery, and Englishman Laurie Evans, who had his contract torn up after a positive test for a banned substance.
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