White ball Australian cricketer Aron Finch stepped down from international cricket. His position was cloudy after the home defeat knockout round of the last T20 world cup played on Australian soil.
He announced his retirement today. He spoke with a reporter at Melbourne cricket ground.
“Realizing that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event,” he told a reporter on the eve of his retirement.
“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 was one of the finest Australian short-format openers. He was destructive during his time.
He was the captain of his team in 76 matches out of 103 T20 matches. Under his captaincy, Australia won the 2021 T20 world championship, played in Dubai. Moreover, he was also the best T20 better in 2018.
He holds many other records in his 12-year career. Only five players have scored more runs than him in the T20 format. He holds the record of the highest run scorer in one T20 match-172. He is also the third-highest run-maker on that list. He made this record against Zimbabwe by scoring 156 runs.
He said the most cherished moment of his 12 years was lifting the T20 world cup and joining the ODI champion team in 2015.
Some great said words for him,
Henderson said, “While he was a tough competitor on the field, Aaron always played the game with a smile on his face and in the right spirit,”
“As one of only four men’s players to captain Australia to a World Cup victory, Aaron will always have a special place in Australian cricket’s history.”
He scored 5,406 ODI runs and 3,120 T20 matches. However, he was unable to leave any remarkable impact on test cricket. He was only a part of 5 matches but failed to impress the selectors.
He retired from the ODI format last year and said goodbye to other short-format cricket today.
He would play only in Australian domestic leagues in the future.