Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday said that he is excited about playing under the leadership of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli.
Finch has been roped in by the RCB franchise for the upcoming season of the IPL which will take place in UAE between September 19-November 10.
The tournament will span for 53 days and the matches will be played across three venues i.e., Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.
During the IPL 2020 auction in December last year, RCB bagged some of the mighty foreign players comprising of Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Joshua Philippe and Isuru Udana.
During an interaction with the news agency ANI, Finch spoke about playing under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and also the role of Justin Langer as the Australian side’s coach. He also spoke about why Steve Smith is one of the leading batsmen in the world.
“I can’t wait to join up with RCB. To get the opportunity to play for a franchise that has some of the greatest players in the world is going to be fun. It would have been amazing to play in front of the home crowd at the Chinnaswamy but representing the franchise in UAE will still mean a huge amount to me” Finch said.
“It will be my first time playing under Virat’s leadership but something I’m very excited about. Having played against him for a number of years now in international cricket and IPL I know how driven and competitive he is, that something I’m looking forward to seeing up close,” He added.
Finch also spoke about how his leadership experience could come handy for the Bangalore based franchise as he said, “I hope that my experience will come in handy, being able to help out anyone I can during the IPL. If that means I can help take some pressure off Virat then I will do everything I have to.”
Finch has been leading the Australian team in the limited-overs format, but not managed to seal his place in the Test team so far. He has played 5 Tests, 126 ODIs, and 61 T20Is and also considered as one of the destructive batsmen in the world.