Indian cricket has been blessed with abundant batting talents without a shadow of a doubt. The team management has often backed the bright talents in the best possible way, by nurturing them and guiding them, which has been the main reason behind the players’ stardom.
It is absolutely imperative to perform well in the ICC matches such that it gives a team global recognition and respect in the cricketing universe. India have been one of the top teams in the ICC events, winning two ODI World Cup titles, two Champions Trophy and 1 T20 World Cup.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the players’ cumulative efforts and performances. Case in point, we will now take a glimpse at the three Indians with the most Man of the Match awards in ICC matches.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman across all three formats in the current era. The former Indian captain who is best known for his acumen to score runs on a consistent basis has bagged as many as eleven Man of the Match awards in the ICC matches, the most by a cricketer in the history of Indian cricket. Virat Kohli won the ICC ODI World Cup 2011 as a player.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman in the history of the bat-ball game. India’s batting great is the leading run-scorer in international cricket with 34,357 runs. He is the only player to have smashed a total of 100 international centuries, a record that still remains intact. Sachin Tendulkar has a total of 10 Man of the Match awards in the ICC matches.
3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is widely recognized as one of the best openers in the history of the sport. He recently completed 18,000 runs and he went past the mark during the 29th game of World Cup 2023 against England in Lucknow. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won a total of 10 Man of the Match awards in the ICC matches.
Updated as of October 30, 2023*