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‘At this rate, Aaron Finch will run out of franchises to represent’ – KKR opener mocked on Twitter for low score

Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener Aaron Finch fell for another low score in their fixture against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. The Australian was dismissed for 4 off seven balls in the third over of KKR’s chase of 153. He fell pray to a probing length delivery by Kuldeep Sen, but could only get an edge and dragged in on to off stump.

The former Australian captain went unsold in the IPL mega-auction in February 2022, but was purchased by KKR for 1.5 crore ahead of the season as a replacement for Jason Roy. Prior to this match, Finch had 68 runs from three innings while averaging 22, including a half-century in KKR’s last game against RR where he made 55 off 28 balls. Other than that, though, he was scores of 3, 7 and 4 in his remaining innings this season including tonight.

Aaron Finch averages 18 from four innings with KKR

It’s interesting to note that Finch, playing his 11th IPL season, has played for nine franchises so far. He played for Rajasthan Royals in 2010, Delhi Daredevils for a couple of years between 2011-12, then spent one year each at Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad,  Mumbai Indians in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. Finch then played a two-year stint for the Gujarat Lions between 2016-17 before moving to the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for a year in 2018. He missed the 2019 and 2021 seasons of the IPL, but spent a year in between with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020.

During his stint at RCB, he made 268 runs that season from 12 innings, averaging 22 while striking at 111. He was released from the franchise and didn’t find takers in 2021, and returned to the IPL with KKR after a gap of one year.

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