“A true champion”- Twitter reacts as Aaron Finch announces his retirement from ODI cricket; continues as T20I captain


“A true champion”- Twitter reacts as Aaron Finch announces his retirement from ODI cricket; continues as T20I captain

Aaron Finch

Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has decided to retire from ODI cricket after the third Dettol ODI against New Zealand on Sunday at the Cazalys Stadium in Cairns. But he will remain Australia’s T20 captain.

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On Sunday, he will be playing his 146th ODI and will be captain for 54th time in the format. He decided this after his lean patch this season as in seven innings, he as only scored 26 runs in the format.

“It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories,” Finch said. “I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides. Equally, I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many people behind the scenes”.

He wanted to captain the ODI side in 2023 World Cup which is scheduled to take place in India. But he said that now is the time to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to lead the team in the next World Cup.

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“It is time now to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to prepare for and win the next World Cup. I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point.”

He had made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2013 at the MCG. In just 49th ODI, he became a World Cup champion in 2015 where Australia defeated New Zealand in Melbourne.

He became Australia’s captain in 2018 and in 2019, he lead his side in the World Cup but the team lost to the winners England in the semi-final.

“It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories,” Finch said. “I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides. Equally, I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many people behind the scenes.

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