Aaron Finch was the biggest disappointment for RCB this season: Aakash Chopra
Aaron Finch failed in all the 11 games to fetch anything significant for RCB.
Updated - Nov 17, 2020 7:25 pm
The IPL 2020 has concluded successfully, but the talks around it are still on with high spirits. Former Indian opener and commentator Aakash Chopra is back yet again with his analysis, and this time, RCB’s Aaron Finch has been caught under his scanner. Chopra believes that Australian white-ball skipper Finch turned out to be a major disappointment for RCB in the recently concluded edition of IPL. Chopra did this exercise while reviewing the performance of Virat Kohli and his men with RCB.
Finch was roped in by the Bangalore franchise to boost the performance in their top order and take some responsibility from the shoulders of Kohli and AB de Villiers. However, the reverse happened with the swashbuckling opener as he failed to fetch something substantial for the team on all 11 occasions. He failed to rise to the occasion before being ultimately dropped from their playing 11 set-ups. Chopra also added that even Moeen Ali didn’t get these many chances.
Aaron Finch got a whole lot of chances to bat: Aakash Chopra
“Aaron Finch was the biggest disappointment for RCB this season. They had put huge stakes on him and stuck with him for a long time as well. You expect the Finch hitting from him. He got a whole lot of chances to bat. So no one can say that he played in this team and was not given the chances. You can say that for Moeen Ali, that he was in and out of the team, but Aaron Finch played all the matches, I mean he played 10-12 matches at the start,” said Chopra in a video posted on his Facebook page.
Chopra added that RCB needed someone like Quinton de Kock of Mumbai Indians to do the right job. They even tried Josh Phillipe, but even that didn’t do wonders for the team. If he would have done some good work with Devdutt Padikkal, RCB could have done really well in the playoffs.
“Because imagine if Devdutt Padikkal was playing well from one side and Aaron Finch had been playing well, then the pressure and responsibility would have been less on Virat and AB de Villiers,” added Chopra.