Aaron Finch, Australian white-ball captain, has reckoned that the ODI rivalry between India and Australia is not too far behind as compared to the drama and excitement that their Test bouts generate.
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India-Australia rivalry in Test cricket has proceeded to enthrall the cricketing folklore in the past 20-25 years with edge-of-a-seat pulsating encounters and it will not be wrong to say that the bout has superseded the traditional Indo-Pak, which has lost its sheen in the past few years.
In One-day International cricket too, both sides have produced some heart-pumping, exhilarating encounters which have impinged them in the heart of the folklore.
‘It’s hard to compare’- Aaron Finch on India-Australia rivalry in ODIs and Tests
Heaping high praise on both countries and their passion for the game, Aaron Finch said that it is very hard to compare the rivalries in Tests and white-ball cricket.
“India and Australia are two very successful teams, two countries that are very passionate about cricket as well… So it’s hard to compare the rivalry (in Tests and ODIs),” Aaron Finch said.
*One is the traditional game of Test cricket and the grind of five days… that mental battle day in day out while one-day cricket is more skill-based obviously, just on that day. If a couple of guys have a great day on the field, it goes a long way in winning the match. That said, it’s (rivalry) not a case of being less important or being taken lightly because it’s ODI or T20 cricket.” Aaron Finch added.
Earlier this year, India and Australia locked horns in a three-match ODI series in India. Australia went on to win the first game before Kohli’s men pulled up their socks to script a 2-1 series win. Last year, Aaron Finch’s men had come to Indian shores to script a whirlwind heist where they overturned 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 series triumph.