'No doubt one of the greatest' - Fans shower love on Aaron Finch as he announces retirement from international cricket

Former captain Aaron Finch famously led Australia to their maiden 20-20 World Cup title back in 2021 in the UAE.

Rohit Kumar
Feb 07, 2023 05:56 IST
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Aaron Finch (Source - Twitter)

Aaron Finch (Source - Twitter)

The four-match Test series between India and Australia will begin on February 9 at Nagpur ground. And days before that, former Australia captain Aaron Finch announced his retirement from international cricket on the morning of February 7. Finch already said goodbye to the ODI format in the year 2022.

Under the captaincy of Finch, the Kangaroos won the 20-20 World Cup for the first time in the year 2021. At the same time, when the Aussies won the ODI World Cup in the year 2015, Finch was also an important part of the team at that time. Finch, a naturally aggressive batter, played only 5 Test matches in his 12-year-long career. Finch announced his retirement on social media and wrote:

“Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next 20-20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career."

"I'd like to thank my family, especially my wife Amy, my team-mates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association for their support to allow me to play the game I love at the highest level. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career."

Two memories I cherish the most: Aaron Finch

Talking about Finch’s international career, who made the Australian team the 20-20 World Cup winner for the first time under his captaincy, he has scored a total of 5406 runs in 146 ODIs at an average of 38.89, including 17 centuries. On the other hand, Finch has scored 3120 runs in 103 T20 International matches at an average of 34.29, which includes 2 centuries.

Apart from this, in his small 5 Test matches small career, he could not manage to show anything amazing. Finch has scored only 278 runs in 10 innings of Test at an average of 27.08, in which 2 half-centuries have been recorded. He also talked about the memories of when the Australian team won both the 50-over and 20-20 World Cup.

"Team success is what you play the game for and the maiden 20-20 World Cup win in 2021 and lifting the ODI World Cup on home soil in 2015 will be the two memories I cherish the most. To be able to represent Australia for 12 years and play with and against some of the greatest players of all time has been an incredible honor," he added.

Here's how fans reacted: he add

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