Australia skipper Aaron Finch is going through a toughest phase of his life. He has not been in form since last few months. First he failed to perform in India vs Australia series and then faced criticism due to his poor form in the 10th edition of Big Bash League.
Even in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, he couldn’t contribute much for his side and looked warming bench most of the time. The ongoing T20I series against New Zealand is no new for the Australian skipper as he once again failed to show what he is capable of. This has led to Finch and his wife, Amy, receiving threats of violence of se**al assault on social media.
Meanwhile, the wife of Australian skipper decided to call out the trolls and has hit back after she became the target of trolls lashing out over her husband’s poor form at the crease.
“Tell your husband to step up his captaincy bloody loser f**king a**ole b*tch because of him I lost all my money,” the comment on one of her posts read. Sharing this comment, Amy Finch wrote, “Part of me doesn’t want to give this individual the satisfaction of a response. I don’t appreciate it, neither does my husband who is battling and doing everything he possibly can to get back into the runs.
She said it was hardly an isolated incident and the breaking point had finally been reached, forcing her to say something.
“Part of me doesn’t want to give this individual the satisfaction of a response, but this kind of crap happens far too often,” she said.
“I don’t appreciate it, neither does my husband who is battling and doing everything he possibly can to get back into the runs.”
She said she’d been copping this level of abuse for years.
“I have a pretty thick skin and can generally ignore them but recently there have been direct threats of violence and sexual assault towards me, my husband and members of our family,” she said.
“You name it, I’ve heard it. It’s gotten to a point where it needs to be called out because ignoring it doesn’t stop these people.
“NOBODY deserves that sort of language to be directed at them! If you happen to be a fan, how about lending some words of encouragement and support.
“Otherwise, don’t call yourself a fan and please, do me a favour and press the unfollow button! A touch of kindness can go a long way!”
Here are the stories posted by her on Instagram:
Aaron Finch’s Poor Form Continued
Aaron Finch was the highest run-scorer in the 3-match ODI series against India during the home summer. He had scored 249 runs at a terrific average of 83. But things have not gone in his favor since then. He could only accommodate 35 runs in two innings in the T20I series against India. The poor form spilled into the BBL as well where he could only score 179 runs in 13 innings at an average of 13.76. Not just this, Finch also went unsold in the IPL Auction ahead of the 2021 season after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released him.