Finch is one of the great white-ball batsmen of the modern era but the Australian has been a colossal disappointment in the IPL over the years.
The swashbuckling opener has featured for the maximum number of IPL franchises since making his debut in the cash-rich league way back in 2010.
Finch has represented the likes of Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Pune Warriors XI, SunRisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He featured for the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 in which he managed a mere 268 runs across 12 innings.
Finch was eventually released from the set-up ahead of the auction. The Aussie white-ball captain has now reacted after going unsold in the IPL 2021 auction.
Aaron Finch has said that going unsold in the auction wasn’t ‘unexpected’. The opener said that while he would have liked to play in the competition, a little bit of time at home wouldn’t be the worst thing.
“It would have been nice to be playing again. It’s a wonderful competition to be a part of but it wasn’t unexpected that I wasn’t picked up, to be honest. I’d prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home won’t be the worst thing,” Cricket.com.au quoted Finch as saying.
Aaron Finch also revealed that he has been working on a few technical things ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand.
I’ve been working a few technical things; trying to get a little bit less weight on my front foot. At times I can get a little bit flat footed and my feet get planted then I struggle to move again – I have my initial movement then I get a little bit stuck,” he said.
“I’ve talked a lot and worked a fair bit with Andrew McDonald, who I go back to every time things don’t seem quite right and he seems to sort it out pretty quick. It’s been nice to have a good chunk of training and focusing on a few little technical changes,” Finch added.