Former Australia captain and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup winner Aaron Finch announced his international retirement on Tuesday, prompting a flood of tributes from throughout the cricketing world.
While at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday, Finch announced his retirement from Twenty20 Internationals, following his announcement of his retirement from One-Day Internationals at the conclusion of last year.
The 36-year-old retires from international cricket having scored 3,120 runs in 103 Twenty20 Internationals, and his magnificent hit against Zimbabwe in 2018 is the greatest individual score in a T20I innings by either a male or female player.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice joined the chorus of those paying tribute to Finch, the explosive right-hander, which included many former international stars, respected commentators, and Australian teammates.
To say that Aaron Finch’s international career was remarkable would be an understatement. Allardice praised the Australian captain for leading his team to a record-breaking 76 victories in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title.
His record-setting T20I innings against Zimbabwe will go down in history as one of the most important in cricket history.
On behalf of the International Cricket Council, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks and best wishes to him for a career in cricket that has been nothing short of remarkable.