Getting a Man of the Match award in T20Is is the ultimate feeling for any cricketer. When a cricketer’s abilities are put to great use in the passage of play, there will always be a favourable outcome. Over the decade, several players of their respective disciplines have ensured to let their performances do the talking in T20Is.
Be it batsmen, bowlers or all-rounders, they made a telling impact when it mattered the most and helped the team churn out positive results. Talking specifically about Indian cricket, many players have performed well and lived up to their reputation.
In this article, we will now take a glance at the five Indians with the most Man of the Match awards in T20Is.
1. Virat Kohli – 15 POTM awards
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes first on the list as he bagged the most Player of the Match awards (15) in Twenty20 Internationals. Notably, he is also the leading run-scorer in the history of Twenty20 Internationals with 4008 runs. So far, he is the first and only player to go past 4000 runs in T20Is.
2. Suryakumar Yadav – 14 POTM awards
Popularly known as India’s Mr. 360 for his ability to play a wide range of shots from every nook and corner of the ground, Suryakumar Yadav has become a fan-favourite in the current era. He has bagged. Player of the Match awards in T20Is.
3. Rohit Sharma – 12 POTM awards
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma comes next on the list as he bagged 12 Player of the Match awards in Twenty20 Internationals. He is the second leading run-scorer in T20Is with 3853 runs. It is worth mentioning here that he is the only player to have smashed four centuries in this format.
4. Yuvraj Singh – 7 POTM awards
Yuvraj Singh was one of the greatest clutch players during the heydays of his cricketing career. The former Indian cricketer comes next on the list as he bagged 7 Man of the Match awards in T20Is.
5. Yuzvendra Chahal – 5 POTM awards
India’s veteran leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal comes next on the list as he bagged five Player of the Match awards in Twenty20 Internationals. He has bowled several impactful spells for India when required and has been the most successful spinner in the shortest format.