Aaron Finch retires from T20Is



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Aaron Finch retires from T20Is

Aaron Finch surprised many after he decided to retire from T20Is. He believes that the time is right for this move, considering that he wants to give younger players a chance. "Realising that I won't be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event," Finch said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com Finch did not forget to thank everyone who was a huge support during his performances.

"I'd like to thank my family, especially my wife Amy, my team-mates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association for their support to allow me to play the game I love at the highest level.

I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career."

Aaron Finch and playing for Australia

Finch had many great moments playing for Australia, and certainly the victory over New Zealand and winning the T20 World Cup will be remembered.

"Team success is what you play the game for and the maiden T20 World Cup win in 2021 and lifting the ODI World Cup on home soil in 2015 will be the two memories I cherish the most. 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 honour." Cricket Australia chair, Dr Lachlan Henderson thanked Aaron for everything he gave to the national team.

"As one of only four [five] men's players to captain Australia to a World Cup victory, Aaron will always have a special place in Australian Cricket's history,"-Dr Lachlan Henderson, said. "Playing at the highest level for over a decade requires incredible determination and dedication, so we thank Aaron for his enormous contribution and wish him all the best in the next phase of his career."