Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting has thrown his support behind Aaron Finch, offering the national white-ball captain some words of wisdom as he approaches the twilight of his playing career.
Finch, who is nearing his 36th birthday, will be integral to Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign later this year as captain but the Victorian veteran has failed to silence his critics as he has struggled for consistency over the past 18 months.
The powerful right-hander has averaged 17.55 in ODI cricket since the start of 2021, passing 45 just once in his last nine matches.
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Even during last year’s unforgettable T20 World Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates, Finch ended the tournament with a series of low scores – 9 (11) against the West Indies, a second-ball duck…