Published:3 March 2021
There were many shocks and surprises at the IPL auction for the coming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, hosted by the BCCI in Chennai. The aggressive opening batsman was one of the big highlights of the event, and Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch went unsold.
Finch is the only player to have appeared in the last seasons of the T20 Championship for all eight franchises, but no team showed any interest in the Australian white-ball skipper for the 2021 edition, and he went unpicked. After being selected for a whopping amount of INR 4.4 crore, the 34-year-old represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 in the UAE.
However, as Finch failed to live up to expectations, the opener had a below-par season and ended up scoring just 268 runs in 12 matches at a poor average of 22.33. This resulted in the Australian cricketer parting ways with the Bangalore outfit and looking for another competent opening batsman.
Finch finally broke his silence on February 21, after getting snubbed at the IPL auction, saying that it was not surprising for him because he knew anything like that would happen. While the batsman was disappointed during the IPL window by not playing cricket, he looks forward to spending some quality time with his family.
Since August 2020, Finch has continuously been playing cricket without any real break. Thus, away from the bio-bubble, the Australian skipper is enthusiastic about spending some time at home.