Man of the match is the one whose heroics win the match for his team. As a team player you always want to contribute to your team in a winning cause and this is what makes the man of the match award so special. The best of players have won the man of the match awards in ample.
Sachin leads the list by a big margin
In the list of players with most man of the match awards, Little Master is at the top and this plethora of Man of the Match awards speak for his highly illustrious career. Sachin has been the most celebrated Indian cricketer for India who has given almost two decades of his life to the nation.
Sachin has 62 man of the match awards to his name, second in the list is Sanath Jayasuriya with 48. This shows that Sachin has a hefty league over others.
The other Indian in the list is Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian Skipper who has 31 man of the match awards to his name. Last but not the least on the list of top 10 players with most Man of Match awards is Sri Lanka’s De Silva with 30 man of the match awards.
Here’s the list of top 10 players with most man of the match awards
1. Sachin Tendulkar :62
2. Sanath Jayasuriya: 48
3. Jack Kallis: 32
4. Ricky Ponting: 32
5. Shahid Afridi: 32
6. Vivian Richards: 31
7. Sourav Ganguly: 31
8. Kumar Sangakkara: 31
9. Brian Lara: 30
10. De Silva: 30
Kohli scaling in fast Virat Kohli has every chance to surpass Sachin here too. Virat as of now has 25 man of Match awards from 202 ODIs. Sachin has 62 from 463 matches and Kohli if he keeps going the way he is playing can well surpass Sachin Tendulkar. MS Dhoni has 21 Man of the Match awards form 312 ODIs.