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RCB replies to Paine’s banter about Kohli not liking Finch


Australia top-order batsman Aaron Finch has been enjoying himself playing in the domestic leagues across the world besides international playing experience. He has been playing the lucrative Indian Premier League since 2010 and has by far plied his trade for as many as seven teams.

Kohli and Finch with T20 trophy
Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch.

In the recently-concluded IPL 2020 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for INR 4.40 crore, which means he is set to play in his 8th IPL team next season, which is the most by any player in IPL history.

In 2018, when India travelled down under, Tim Paine and Aaron Finch were heard having quite an interesting conversation during the passage of play. Australian test captain Paine told Finch that he had played for almost every team in the IPL. But Aaron Finch was quick to reply saying that “Except Bangalore.”

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Nearly a year later, Finch will now feature for RCB. Funnily, in the same conversation, Paine revealed the reason why Finch hadn’t played for Bangalore. He said: ‘Virat Kohli didn’t like him.’

Finch continued the conversation by saying that ‘no one liked him. He went on to add saying that this was the reason why he kept moving.

“Aussie star Aaron Finch is off to @RCBTweets in the #IPLAuction2020. Let’s hope his new teammates like him 😂😂😂,” Cricket Australia handle tweeted.

Royal Challengers Bangalore came up with a reply. “I think we just proved how much @imVkohli likes you, @AaronFinch5 😂,” RCB’s Twitter handle wrote.

Aaron Finch first debuted in the IPL with Rajasthan Royals in the year 2010. He then plied his trade for the now-defunct Delhi Daredevils for two seasons before shifting to another defunct team Pune Warriors India. Finch played the next 2 seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians before spending two seasons with yet another now-defunct side identfied as Gujarat Lions.

He was last seen playing for Kings XI Punjab and he missed the 2019 IPL in order to prepare for the ICC Cricket World Cup in England. Except Delhi and Gujarat, with whom he has spent two seasons each, the right-handed batsman has been with all other clubs for only a season.

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