Indian cricket has produced several legendary cricketers who have made significant contributions to the sport. Be it batting or bowling, several names went on to carve out a reputation for themselves as successful cricketers in international cricket. The fans were truly blessed to witness the big players spicing it up in the game.
In the game of cricket, a Man of the Match award is presented to a player who delivers a magnificent performance in a game, leading to their team’s success. In this article, let’s have a glance at the three Indians with the most Man of the Match awards in international cricket.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Popularly known as “Master Blaster”, the Indian batting great is the all-time leading run-scorer in both ODI and Test cricket with 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 runs in Tests.
He is the only player to score 100 centuries in international cricket, a record that still remains intact. Moreover, he also holds a scintillating record for receiving the most Player-of-the-match awards in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar received a total of 76 Man of the Match awards (14 awards in Tests, 62 awards in ODIs).
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2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the world. He is known for his potential to access the conditions before going about his business. The right-handed batsman scored 8676 runs in Tests, 12,902 runs in ODIs and 4008 runs in T20Is.
Virat Kohli is second on the list in terms of smashing the most centuries in international cricket (76). He also comes second on the list as he bagged the second-most Man of the Match awards in international cricket. Virat Kohli received 63 Man of the Match awards (10 in Tests, 38 in ODIs and 15 in T20Is).
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is the greatest opening batsman across all three formats of international cricket. He is the only batsman to score four centuries in T20Is and 3 double centuries in ODIs. He scored 3677 runs in Tests, 9922 runs in ODIs and 3853 runs in T20Is.
Popularly known as Hitman for his six-hitting acumen, Rohit Sharma comes third on the list as he received 38 Man of the Match awards (4 in Tests, 22 in ODIs and 12 in T20Is).
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Updated as of September 6, 2023*