T20 Cricket is game of 4 hours and anything can happen in it. This is the pure entertainment for cricket fans. IPL is the leading T20 League of international cricket and popular international players are playing in it. Let’s check out which player has won the Man of the Match award maximum time for his team.
|Rank||Name||Team||No. of Man of the Match Awards|
|1||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||23|
|2||Chris Gayle||Kings XI Punjab||22|
|3||David Warner||Sunrisers Hyderabad||17|
|4||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||17|
|5||Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||18|
|6||Yusuf Pathan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||16|
|7||Shane Watson||Chennai Super Kings||16|
|8||Suresh Raina||Chennai Super Kings||14|
|9||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||13|
|10||Ajinkya Rahane||Delhi Capitals||12|
|11||Gautam Gambhir||Delhi Capitals (Retd)||12|
|12||Michael Hussey||Chennai Super Kings||12|
|13||Andre Russel||Kolkata Knight Riders||11|
|14||Amit Mishra||Delhi Capitals||11|
|15||Dwyane Smith||Gujarat Lions||11|
Most Man of the Match Awards Winners in IPL
1. AB de Villiers – 23 Man of the Match Awards
Mr. 360 doesn’t need any introduction and especially in India. AB de Villiers is one of the most popular players in India as fan loves him no matter from which team he is playing. AB de Villiers never disappoints their fans ever as he is one of the most consistent players for RCB team.
AB de Villiers won Man of the Match award for 23 times in IPL. ABD played first 3 seasons for Delhi Daredevils and won Man of the Match award 2 times. Later he joined RCB team and won Man of the Match award for 20 times for the team. AB de Villiers also has 3 hundreds in IPL and is on 3rd position in the list of Most hundreds in IPL.
2. Chris Gayle – 22 Man of the Match Awards
Chris Gayle is one of the most dangerous & furious T20 cricketer in the world. Chris Gayle plays in almost all the T20 Tournament around the world and scores big runs against good bowling attach. Chris Gayle has all the powers to hit ball out of the stadium. There are many incidents where Chris Gayle alone fetched the game from opposition team.
Christ Gayle was part of KKR team earlier and won only 1 Man of the Match award for the team. In 2011 Gayle joined RCB team and rest is history. Chris Gayle has won 16 Man of the Match award in IPL. Gayle also has the highest individual score in IPL cricket.
Currently Christ Gayle is part of Kings XI Punjab cricket and in IPL 2020 he played some amazing knocks to win the game for the team.
3. David Warner – 17 Man of the Match Awards
David Warner is consistent player when it comes to T20 cricket and he is the backbone of Sunrisers Hyderabad team. David Warner is explosive opening batsmen and it’s very hard to match his class in world T20 league. In 2016 IPL season David Warner scored over 800 runs in single season just behind Virat Kohli.
Till 2013 David Warner was part of Delhi Daredevils team and won MOM award for 5 times there. After joining SRH team Warner won Man of the Match award for 12 times. Under captaincy of David Warner SRH team won the last year’s IPL as well.
4. MS Dhoni – 17 MOM Awards
MS Dhoni has its own legacy in IPL cricket. Because of Sachin Tendulkar cricket became ultimate attraction amongst Indian fans and because of Dhoni and CSK team IPL is prime attraction. Dhoni was the captain of CSK team for first 8 seasons before it gets banned. After that Dhoni played for Rising Pune Supergiants for 2 seasons.
In 2020 there was speculation that Dhoni will retire after the IPL but no, Dhoni will play in IPL 2021 too. In 2020 Dhoni already taken retirement from International cricket and seems like he will take retirement from cricket after IPL 2021. This Year in IPL 2020 CSK didn’t qualify to play in Semi Finals as well.
In IPL all seasons MS Dhoni won total 17 man of the match awards for his brilliant performance. Well this is less number of MOM awards because Dhoni has finished game for his team many times.
5. Rohit Sharma – 18 MOM Awards
Rohit Sharma is a class player and when he gets going it’s hard to stop him. Rohit Sharma has 3 double hundreds in ODI cricket and he is in his pick form. Few IPL season didn’t go well for Rohit Sharma but when it comes to big match he delivers his best performance. Due to some quality players in the side Rohit Sharma often changed his batting position but finally he set to play as an opener.
Currently Rohit Sharma is captain of Mumbai Indians and under his leadership MI won IPL 5 times. Yes Mumbai Indians won IPL in 2020 as well. Rohit Sharma played first 3 seasons for Deccan Chargers and won 3 times Man of the Match award. Since 2011 Rohit Sharma won Man of the Match awards 15 times. Rohit Sharma is just behind Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli in the list of highest run scorer in IPL.
6. Yusuf Pathan – 16
Yusuf Pathan started his IPL career for Rajasthan Royals team and had huge contribution in 2008 IPL season. Yusuf Pathan is hard hitter batsmen and handy bowler for the team. Yusuf Pathan played first 3 seasons for RR team and won MOM award for 9 times.
After that Yusuf Pathan was crucial part of KKR team and won 7 times Man of the Match award for the team. Yusuf comes usually comes to bat when 5 to 7 overs are left and he manages to score quick runs. Currently Yusuf Pathan is not a part of any IPL team.
7. Shane Watson – 16 MOM Awards
Shane Watson is absolutely wonderful all round cricketer and there is no doubt regarding it. Shane Watson played some brilliant knocks for Australia Cricket and currently retired from all forms of Cricket. Shane Watson played for many teams in IPL Cricket but lately he delivered some good performance for Chennai Super Kings.
Shane Watson has also scored a century in IPL Final in 2018. In 2021 Shane also played some good knocks for the team. In IPL Shane Watson has won total 16 man of the match awards.
8. Suresh Raina – 14 MOM Awards
Suresh Raina is highest run scorer in IPL seasons having more than 5000 runs. Suresh Raina is consistent batsmen in IPL season for Chennai Superkings and Gujarat Lions as well. Suresh Raina didn’t played 2020 IPL due to some personal reasons but he will surely play in IPL 2021.
Suresh Raina has won Man of the match award 14 times. Raina has won MOM award in all seasons till date and hope he will win in this season as well.
9. Virat Kohli – 13 MOM Awards
Virat Kohli is the leader of T20 International Cricket. Virat is the second name of consistency and currently captain of RCB team. Virat Kohli has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore for all IPL seasons and won 31 times Man of the Match awards. Yes, MOM number is very low because of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
In 2016 IPL season Virat Kohli scored 4 hundreds in a single season. He was the leading run scorer in IPL 2016 with more than 900 runs. Virat Kohli has the most runs in IPL series till date.
10. Ajinkya Rahane – 12 MOM Awards
Ajinkya Rahane is class, elegance and pure batsmen. Rahane has all the shots from cricket book and he can play anywhere in the world. Ajinkya Rahane was part of Rajasthan Royals team for first 8 seasons and now is a part of Delhi Capitals.
Rahane won Man of the Match award 12 times in IPL career and one of the most consistent batsmen of T20 cricket.