The ICC Men’s ODI World Cup is the most important tournament for the players to showcase their credentials. It is a place where the batters or bowlers unveil their true potential to bring the best out of themselves in order to help the team churn out results in their favour.
Meanwhile, there is always a searing pressure on the players in their debut World Cup. However, the ones who hold their nerves and express themselves confidently are destined to shine on the field. Case in point, winning two Man of the Match awards in the debut World Cup is not that easy.
In this article, we will now take a glimpse at the three Indians to win 2 Man of the Match awards in their debut World Cup.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in the history of international cricket with a record 34,357 runs. The Master Blaster scored 15921 runs in Tests and 18426 runs in ODIs. He is the first Indian to have 2 two Man of the Match awards in his debut ODI World Cup. India’s batting great achieved the feat in the 1992 edition of the World Cup. Notably, he was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team.
2. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is the second Indian to win two Man of the Match awards in a debut ODI World Cup. The former Indian captain achieved the feat in the 1999 edition of the marquee event. Under his tutelage, India finished as the runners-up of the 2003 ODI World Cup. Ganguly scored 11363 runs in ODIs and 7212 runs in Tests
3. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is currently out of the selectors’ radar across all three formats of the game. It is worth mentioning here that he has played several impactful knocks for the team in the big games. The experienced southpaw is the third Indian to win two Man of the Match awards in his debut World Cup (2015). He scored 6793 runs in ODIs, 2315 runs in Tests and 1759 runs in T20Is.