Fans on Twitter react after Australian T20 skipper Aaron Finch calls time on his career. They congratulate the right-hander for a successful career and said that his retirement marks the beginning of the retirement of senior cricketers.
Aaron Finch retires from the international cricket
In what has been the latest development, Australian batter Aaron Finch announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday (7th February). He ended his career on high as he was longest reigning Australian captain in T20Is.
Finch led the side from the front as he had the most runs by an Australian in Men’s T20Is (3120) followed by the highest individual score in Men’s T20Is (172) and most fours (309) and sixes (125) by an Australian in Men’s T20Is.
Finch won the first-ever T20 World Cup for Australia in 2021 as he led his side beautifully and scripted history. He will go down as one of the finest white-ball Australian cricketers to have played the game of cricket.
He, notably, announced his ODI retirement in September 2022 to focus completely on T20Is. But following Australia’s poor campaign in T20 World Cup 2022, where they failed to qualify for the semi-final, Finch called time on his career.
Finch was a great servant of Australian cricket as he represented the team in 5 Tests, 146 ODIs and 103 T20Is, scoring over 8000 runs across formats with 19 centuries.
Speaking on his retirement, he said: “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.”
Fans on Twitter react to Aaron Finch retiring from the international cricket
As Aaron Finch retires from international cricket, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They lauded the batter for his glorious career but also expressed their disappointment, saying that his calling time on his career marks the beginning of the retirement of senior cricketers. Here are some of the reactions:
Happy retirement! Highest scorer in T20 international @AaronFinch5 https://t.co/S8SKb8SMCz
— Harshit Chunyal 🇮🇳 (@Imharshit_45) February 7, 2023
Happy Retirement Aaron ❤️ @AaronFinch5 https://t.co/3FyAWujiXo
— An$hu (@haramii_balak12) February 7, 2023
One of the legend of T20i cricket🔥
Will remembered his aggressive approach to the format✨Thank you Finch for your spicy pinch to the T20s🤝Hope to c yaa in BGT commentary 🥂
— Mathurji (@IamMathur0) February 7, 2023
A great international cricketer struggled from past 2 years.
A great leader. Won 2021 for his team. A great 150+ runs in England was the hest of his innings. When Australia team was struggling he came into test squad too.
— Sports.world (@moiz_sports) February 7, 2023
Finny congrats!! What a fantastic T20 player.
— Jiban (@EyeJiban) February 7, 2023
Highest t20 individual scorer 🔥🐐
— Vijay Annabhathina (@vijay_m8n) February 7, 2023
No doubt one of the greatest
— Adarsh Vardhan (@Adarsh9500) February 7, 2023
End of the era Begins 🙃
— Harshal (@Harshal54p) February 7, 2023
Aaron Finch. 🔥🙌After McCullum only Aaron plays like him
— Aniket (@AniketN_79) February 7, 2023
Senior cricketer retirement begins from Now on word's 🚶🥲 https://t.co/1miuH2PgaT
— MeghanadhPSPK45🦅 (@iammeghanadh45) February 7, 2023
The best opener for australia team
Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Aaron pinch
— A B DE 360@A (@Ganapat51013941) February 7, 2023
It's always sad to see a great player like Aaron Finch retire from international cricket. He has contributed so much to the sport and will be remembered as a talented and successful player. Wishing him all the best in his future endeavors and a happy retirement. #ThankYouFinch
— sahil (@sahilrahinj) February 7, 2023
One of the excellent white ball player
— TusharRanjan (@TusharOdisha) February 7, 2023
Good player.. all the best for your relaxed life upcoming… https://t.co/eGERIeEdZw
— Saran Chandrasekaran (@saranVPC) February 7, 2023
Aaron Finch is the best opener in t20is of this generation https://t.co/Ti8kBpHL6V
— Karthik (@karthik5247) February 7, 2023
I can see the end of this era is near…
It's started actually…we'll see another more after 2023 wc
Maybe rohit as well https://t.co/LScwMkwA5C
— _Bobbaboiii_ (@IMNamanYadav9) February 7, 2023
Saw it coming but…
Anyways, Congrats on your fabulous white-ball career, Finch https://t.co/RX9F7jBo7K
— Aakash (@AakashSingh64) February 7, 2023