Cricket is a team sport and it is absolutely imperative that each and every individual should do their bit to help the team by all means. This literally helps the team to operate as a collective force, which makes it much easier for them to come out on top against the opposition.
Among the players, a couple of players turn up the ante and come up with the best performances. Rightly so, the deserving player receives the Man of the Match award. Winning this award really means a lot to the best player because of his exceptional contribution to the team’s success.
The IPL was launched in 2008 and since then, several players went on to make a name for themselves. In this article, we will take a look at the seven players who took the least matches to win 10 IPL Man of the Match awards.
1. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle scored 4965 runs in IPL at an average of 39.7 including 6 centuries and 31 half-centuries. It took him only 39 matches to get 10 Man of the Match awards, which goes to show his consistency.
2. Mike Hussey
Mike Hussey was one of the important players in CSK’s history. He scored 1977 runs including 1 century and 15 fifties. He bagged 10 Man of the Match awards in 45 matches.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been a productive asset to Chennai Super Kings’ batting unit. He received 10 Man of the Match awards in 51 matches. Gaikwad scored 1771 runs including 1 century and 14 fifties.
4. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan who was one of the big hitters of the ball comes next on the list as it took him 52 matches to receive 10 Man of the Match awards.
5. Andre Russell
Andre Russell is one of the best three-dimensional players in the T20s. The KKR star took 54 matches to receive 10 Man of the Match awards.
6. Virender Sehwag
The Nawab of Najafgarh was one of the best-attacking openers in the world during his playing days. It took him 70 matches to receive 10 Man of the Match awards.
7. Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith comes next on the list as it took him 76 matches to receive 10 Man of the Match awards.
Updated as of May 24, 2023*