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Aaron Finch Retires: Aaron Finch has retired from professional cricket

By Akshay - January 14, 2024 01:11 PM

Aaron Finch Retires: Aaron Finch has retired from professional cricket: Melbourne Renegades legend and Australia's T20 World Cup-winning captain Aaron Finch retired from professional cricket on Saturday, January 13. Finch, who played for the same franchise for all 13 seasons in the Big Bash League (BBL), played his final match in Melbourne.

He was out for a duck in his last match against Melbourne Stars. However, his team bid farewell to him by winning the match. To honor Finch's legacy, the Renegades retired jersey number 5 and the Stars gave him a guard of honor before the former Australian captain came out to bat.

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Ahead of his final appearance in professional cricket, Finch said on Friday, 12 January, that he does not get sentimental about his retirement, but admitted that the BBL had been a big part of his career.

This statement was given before the match

"I haven't got emotional about any of my retirements, which is strange, but maybe I will tomorrow," Finch said on the eve of his final match. This (BBL and Renegades) has been a big part of my and my family's life for the last 13 years and I have put as much time and effort into it as possible and yes, it will be sad, no doubt about that.

Melbourne Renegades won the match by 4 wickets

Talking about the match, Melbourne Stars, batting first, scored 137 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Hilton Cartwright scored the highest 38 runs. Chasing the target, Melbourne Renegades won the match by scoring 139 runs in 17.2 overs losing 4 wickets. Shaun Marsh played an unbeaten inning of 64 runs. Jake Fraser-McGurk played an inning of 42 runs.

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