In a recent piece of news, former Australia skipper Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from the Big Bash League—Finch’s decision after he struggled through an injury in the ongoing season with his franchise Melbourne Renegades. ¬Earlier in international cricket, he had also represented Australia across all formats of the game since his debut almost 13 years back in the year 2011.
However, the 37-year-old could appear only in 5 Tests for Australia but it was his journey in white-ball cricket, ODIs and T20Is, which made him counted among the greats of the game.
"I think now is the right time." - Aaron Finch
Speaking of Finch’s BBL career, he captained Melbourne Renegades for nine successive seasons of the tournament.
“I’m just getting old! When you look around the competition and our side in particular, some great young players are coming through. I think now is the right time. I think there’s always a little part of that (injury) as you get a little bit older ... but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a little bit as well,” said Finch to Fox Sports.
“I wanted to give it as good a crack as I could this year. It’s all good, I’m happy,” he added later.
Apart from this, Renegades’ head coach David Saker also shed light on the illustrious career of Aaron Finch in the Big Bash League and a successful journey with Melbourne Renegades.
“Finchy has been an outstanding servant with the Renegades. It’s such a rare feat in the Big Bash to spend your career at one club. Everything successful with the Renegades, Finchy has had everything to do with it,” Saker was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
“I first coached Finchy when he captained Victoria’s Under-19s and I’ve seen him develop as a leader and person. He’s a unique type of leader (who is) very tactically aware, while he bases a lot of his decisions on gut feel, and that’s a courageous thing to do out in the field,” he added later.