Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Aaron Finch played alongside Virat Kohli for the first time in his professional career with the latter leading the side. RCB commenced their IPL 2020 with a victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, signaling their intentions to win their first IPL trophy after performing below expectations last year. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch revealed his experience of playing alongside the Indian skipper.
In the last couple of years or so, Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli have locked horns quite a bit as captains of their respective sides. Australia’s limited-overs skipper and his counterpart have had the wood over each other equally all this while and it was a mouthwatering prospect to see them playing alongside each other. Finch scored 29 against Hyderabad while opening the batting while contrary to expectations, Kohli scored only 14 in a ten-run victory.
Aaron Finch holds plenty of respect for Virat Kohli, mainly due to his aggressiveness and body language on the field. The Victorian underlined that playing against the 31-year old is a challenge since one has to remain on the top of their game all the time. Hence, after playing against Kohli all this while, Finch feels good to play beside him.
“I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for the way he goes about the game. He’s obviously very aggressive on the field with his captaincy and his body language is fantastic. Playing against him is a great challenge because you know that you have to be 100% committed and at all times. Playing with him is great. I’ve played a lot against him so it’s great to have him on my side for once,” Finch told Times of India.
“It’s about helping each other as much as we can” : Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch further said that suggestions and inputs are welcome from every member to win any game. The 33-year old highlighted that it is all about picking the one making most sense at that moment and ensuring their preparations are in place. RCB play their next game against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday in Dubai.
“It’s about helping each other as much as we can. If we think there’s an opportunity where we can have an input, then great but sometimes too many people’s inputs can confuse things a little bit. So, it’s about picking that moment and making sure that our plans and preparations are done beforehand. Then you are just backing the guy’s skill to be able to do the job on the day,” he added.