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Ind vs Aus: Felt like my finger was going to explode says Aaron Finch

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 December 2018, 11:21 IST

Australia opener Aaron Finch, who has a battered right index finger, said as the pain intensified, he felt like his finger was going to explode. However, he has almost recovered, ahead of the third Test against India of the Border-Gavaskar series.

"It was a bit of a shock, just the initial pain was the thing that got me. It felt like it was going to explode, which was quite funny," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted the 32-year-old, as saying.

Batting on day four of Perth test, Finch's finger was jammed by a Mohammed Shami short ball. Eventually, he retired hurt and on returning to bat, still in some pain, the next day was caught behind the first ball.

"I think just being hit a few times in the last month, a couple times by Starcy (Mitchell Starc) at training then (Mohammed) Shami out in the game, but it is also an old break. I broke the same finger in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago, so I have got to start either catching them or use my bat instead of my gloves," he added.

Finch, who hopes that his injury doesn't prevent him from featuring in his maiden Test at his home city, said he was uncertain whether he will be able to field in the slips.

"I'm going to catch in slips at training and do my normal preparation. If anything changes in the next couple days, I am sure we will have to sit down and chat about that but, at this stage, it is still business as usual and I plan to field at slip and whatever else is needed. It feels like it is improved 100 per cent over the last couple of days," the Australian opener said.

With the victory in Perth Test, the hosts Australia levelled the four-match series 1-1. India and Australia will play their third Test from December 26 to 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


First published: 24 December 2018, 11:21 IST