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Finch Announced BBL Retirement; Bids Farewell to his T20 Career

The opener Aaron Finch has been impressive in his T20 career and is the second-highest run scorer in the BBL.

Finch Announced BBL Retirement

The Australian player Aaron Finch has announced he’ll be retiring from the T20 format at the end of the Big Bash League 2023 edition with Melbourne Renegades on Thursday.

Despite his announcement only relating to the BBL, it is clear that Finch will not be playing in any of the main leagues overseas but may take part in legends tournaments.

While speaking in his recent interview, he indicated that it would be his final BBL season.

“There’ve been some real lows but great highs [too], and I’ve loved every bit of the journey”, Finch said. “No moment can compare to winning the BBL title. That, for me, was very special, and something I’ll remember.”

Aaron Finch

“I’m really proud to have played at one club for the entirety of my career. The Renegades have been a huge part of my life, and I’m so grateful for everything they’ve given me.

“To everyone who’s been part of the journey with me – our members, fans, supporters, my team-mates and all who have had a part to play at the club at all levels – thank you.”

Currently, Aaron Finch is not part of the BBL franchise Melbourne Renegades. He recently played on December 23, but the club may give him a farewell outing at the Melbourne Derby on January 13 at Marvel Stadium.

They will be unlikely to feature in the finals of the BBL. He currently stands as the seventh-highest run scorer in T20 Cricket with 11, 458 runs with an average of 33.70 and a strike rate of 138.21.

He scored his highest 172 runs for Australia against Zimbabwe in 2018. Finch has announced his international retirement in February 2023, having quit ODIs late in 2022. He also captained the side to win the T20 World Cup title in 2021.

David Saker who was the head coach of Renegades, has known Finch through much of his cricket journey.

“Finchy has been an outstanding servant and leader with the Renegades; it’s such a rare feat in the Big Bash to spend your career at the one club,” Saker said.

“Everything that’s been successful with the Renegades, Finchy has had everything to do with it.

“I first coached Finchy when he captained Victoria’s Under-19s, and I’ve seen him develop as a leader and person.”

“He’s a unique type of leader – very tactically aware – while he bases a lot of his decisions on gut feel, and that’s a courageous thing to do out in the field.”

Renegades general manager James Rosengarten has praised Finch for his impressive feat in his BBL career.

“It’s almost impossible to quantify what Finchy has done for the Melbourne Renegades as a club and brand, and for the BBL as a competition,” he said.

“He brought fans through the gates and led this club through highs and lows – all with the trademark grit and determination that we know him for.”

The 27th match of the BBL 2023-24 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers on January 05, 2024 at Adelaide Oval.

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