Aaron Finch names the greatest player of all time
"His record speaks for itself. It’s unbelievable."
Updated - Mar 1, 2019 6:07 pm
Australia didn’t enter the T20I series against India as the front-runners. However, the visiting team, captained by Aaron Finch, soared above the expectations and won the series 2-0 with victories in Visakhapatnam and Bangalore respectively. After the stupendous triumphs, the Aussies are now scheduled to play the five-match ODI series that gets underway tomorrow in Hyderabad.
The 50-overs matches will be a different ballgame altogether and the visitors will have quite a few hurdles to cross, one of them will be Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is the holder of a number of records at the age of 30. No wonder that Finch hailed the Delhi-born as the greatest cricketer of all time and admitted that one can’t allow him to get the measure of the conditions by any means.
He’s had a lot of success against us
“I think everyone’s tried everything [against Kohli]. He’s the greatest one-day player of all time. His record speaks for itself. It’s unbelievable. You have to get him early, it’s as simple as that. If he gives you half a chance you have to take it otherwise once he gets in he’s so dominating and tough to get out,” Finch was quoted as saying to the media.
“We’ve seen in the past we’ve had some success against him. He’s had a lot of success against us as well. It’s about being as disciplined as you can, for as long as you can. If you let him dictate and get away early, it can be hard to catch up.
You just have to be as good as you can early, especially his first 10-15 balls, really challenge his defence. And you need a bit of luck at times too, no doubt. He’s an unbelievable player,” he added.
As far as Finch’s form is concerned, he hasn’t got many runs under his belt in the last few months. He could only score eight runs in the T20I series. The Victorian would want to get some runs in the limited-overs series and get his confidence back before the World Cup in England and Wales where Australia would be entering as the defending champions.