Finch on Virat Kohli
Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch on the Sony Ten Pit Stop show said that players like Kohli, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar are exceptions. Finch went on to praise Kohli further for his captaincy ability as well and explained how tough it could be after taking over from someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “And taking over from (MS) Dhoni, the leadership, that is huge. The expectations were high and he kept delivering and I think that that is the most impressive thing,” he added.
In fact, Kohli impressed Finch with his consistency as a batsman across three formats. “What has been so impressive for so long is just his consistency across three formats. To be the best player of all-time in ODI cricket is one thing but then to also be in Test cricket and T20 cricket as a rounded player that is remarkable,” he said.
Finch on saliva ban
Finch was further asked to share his opinion on saliva ban by the ICC. Finch said that everyone has to get used to it with time.”I haven’t spoken to anyone in England or the West Indies camp on how that’s (saliva ban) going to go. But that is something that the players have to adapt to over the next couple of months (or) however long that it lasts. Finding different ways to shine the ball, because I think naturally, just out of instinct or habit, you lick the fingers and you rub the ball. So I am sure there will be some inadvertent mistakes. Everyone has to be really flexible and accommodating and understand that things are going to be different to what they were four months ago,” added the 33-year-old batsman.”