Indian cricketers have showcased their prowess against opposition teams in international cricket. Most of them, the individuals came up with star-studded performances to help the team. If the team ends up winning the game, then the player who puts up a stunning performance receives a Man of the Match award.
There is no better feeling than winning the Player of the Match award after guiding the team to victory. Indian cricket has been blessed with so many talented cricketers who carved out a reputation for themselves in international cricket. In this article, let’s learn about the five Indians with the most Player of the Match awards in international cricket.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of the sport. The Master Blaster comes first on the list as he bagged the most Player of the Match awards in international cricket than any other player. Overall, he has won 76 awards (14 in Tests and 62 in ODIs).
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2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is widely acknowledged as the best all-format batsman in the current era. The former Indian captain has bagged the second-most Player of the Match awards in international cricket. Virat Kohli who is behind Sachin Tendulkar has bagged 63 awards (10 in Tests, 38 in ODIs and 15 in T20Is).
3. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was one of the greatest captains of the Indian cricket team. He was also one of the best batters in the world during the heydays of his cricketing journey. Popularly known as “The Maharaja of Indian cricket”, Ganguly has won 37 Player of the Match awards in international cricket. (6 in Tests and 31 in ODIs).
4. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has often been praised as the best opener in the world across formats. The Indian skipper comes next on the list as he has bagged 37 Player of the Match awards in international cricket. (4 in Tests, 21 in ODIs and 12 in T20Is).
5. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was one of the best clutch players for India during his cricketing venture. He has won 34 Player of the Match awards in international cricket (27 in ODIs and 7 in T20Is).
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Updated as of August 26, 2023*