Forget the Shane Warne-Sachin Tendulkar story, Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch has given us a new account to add more chapters on the India vs Australia rivalry in international cricket. Finch revealed he had nightmares during India’s 2018-19 tour when pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were taking his wicket ‘for fun’. Also Read - Mohammad Hafeez Names His Favourite Top 5 Batsmen of All-Time, Includes Virat Kohli And Sachin Tendulkar in List
Opening the innings, Finch struggled across all three formats during the India series particularly in the ODIs. He failed horribly while trying to navigate Bhuvneshwar’s inswinging deliveries. In the 3 ODIs, the 33-year-old managed to score only 26 runs and was dismissed by Bhuvi on all three occasions. The Indian seamer had scalped Finch’s wicket four times overall (3 in ODIs and one T20I) in the six-match limited-overs series. Also Read - Umar Akmal Needs to Change His Attitude, Show More Commitment to Play For Pakistan, Says Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq
“I’d wake up in a cold sweat, he’s (Bhuvneshwar) got me out a lot with the ball moving back in,” Finch said in Amazon’s recently released docu-series titled ‘The Test’. Also Read - Virat Kohli-Kevin Pietersen Instagram Interview: India Captain Says 'Playing Test Cricket Has Made Him a Better Person'
Finch also said that he would wake up at night just thinking about facing Bumrah the next day.
“There were times that I’d wake up in the night thinking about getting out. Thinking I’m facing Bumrah again tomorrow, he’s getting me out for fun,” Finch said.
India enjoyed an unprecedented summer, winning the Border Gavaskar Trophy 3-1, their first-ever Test series win on the Australian soil. It was followed by a 2-1 victory in the ODIs, while the T20 series ended in a 1-1 draw.
Bumrah was instrumental in India’s historic Test victory. The right-arm pacer emerged as the joint highest wicket-taker in the four-match series, claiming 21 wickets.
The Test, which is an eight-part series, shows the Australian cricket team’s journey of redemption from the 2018 ball-tampering scandal to a successful defence of the Ashes.
The series also features behind-the-scenes footage of Australia’s first-ever Test series loss to India on home soil and the World Cup semifinal exit.