Finch delivers an emotional speech after not getting picked in IPL auction
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has been out of form for a long time now. He was not at his best in the 2020 edition of the IPL where he managed to score just 268 runs in 12 games at a poor batting average of 22.33.
He scored just one fifty to his name. As if this wasn’t enough, he failed to live up to the reputation even in the Big Bash League. The right-handed opener was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the auction.
While we expected that some other franchise would show interest to sign the experienced batsman, unfortunately, the Australian went unsold, in what was one of the shocking things that had happened at the auction.
It should be noted that Aaron Finch is the only cricketer to have played for 8 IPL teams. Fans also expected if Chennai Super Kings or the Kolkata Knight Riders purchase him for IPL 2021, the Australian limited-overs captain could play for his 9th franchise in 11 years. However, that didn’t happen.
The 34-year-old failed to deliver the goods while playing for RCB in the last season after getting picked for a massive amount of INR 4.4 crore. Meanwhile, the veteran cricketer delivered an emotional speech after being unsold at the auction.
Emotional words from Aaron Finch
The Australian cricketer broke his silence after getting ignored at the auction in Chennai. While he was really disappointed for not getting to play enough cricket during the IPL period, he is looking forward to being with his family.
“It would’ve been nice to be playing again, it’s an amazing competition to be a part of, but it wasn’t unexpected that I didn’t get picked up, to be honest,” Finch said as quoted by Cricket.com.au
“I’d prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home might not be the worst thing, having quite a full schedule since August when we left for the UK and a few times in quarantine and a lot of times in hubs and bubbles, I think just getting home and recharging the batteries might be nice. I know my wife’s definitely looking forward to it,” he said.