Michael Clarke slams Aaron Finch for his IPL comments


The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch went unsold in the recently concluded IPL auction. It lefts everyone in shock including the former skipper, Michael Clarke who had said that he was shocked to see no bids for Finch. 

However, now after Finch's comment on being unsold, the former right-handed batsman, Clarke is not happy with the current Aussie skipper and slammed for his comments. 

After being unsold at the auction, Finch shared his thoughts with Cricket.com.au. During the interaction, Aaron Finch said that he was expecting to be unsold at the auction after having a poor outing with the bat in the BBL as well. 

“It would have been nice to be playing again. It’s a wonderful competition to be a part of but it wasn’t unexpected that I wasn’t picked up, to be honest. I’d prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home won’t be the worst thing,” Finch had said. 

But, the former Australian cricketer was not happy with Finch's comment on the IPL auction. He said that he felt Finch should be feeling that every team wanted to pick him. 

“Well, like I said the other day, no IPL franchise; I can’t believe he came out and said, ‘oh yeah, I expected this to be the case,” You’re the Australian captain in that format, you should be expecting that every team wants you,” Clarke said. 

Finch did not have a great IPL season last year as he scored 268 runs from 12 games at a strike-rate of 111. He was even dropped from the team towards the end of the tournament. He also had a poor BBL season this year. 

“And you’re allowed to have a bad series, like, even his BBL, if he’s got that attitude where he believes he’s as good as a player as he is, then he says, ‘you know what, I’ve had a bad BBL but all that means is with every less score I’m due for a big one, I’m due for a big one, I’m due for a big one.’ Not, ‘I expected no-one to pick me up.’ I don’t get that,” said Clarke.