IPL (Indian Premier League) is one of the most popular leagues not just in India but all around the world. The market and the audience match some of the best football and basketball leagues all around the world despite cricket has been played in a few countries.
People love to watch IPL games which are no less than a thriller and the tussle between the ball and bat is interesting to see. We have seen so many big players playing in this tournament like S Tendulkar, S Jayasuriya, C Gayle, AB de Villers, S Raina, MS Dhoni, and so many Indian and overseas stars.
The mix-up of Indian and overseas stars is good to watch. And we will get to see some quality cricket in this tournament. Also, we have seen so many quality batters in the tournament who won the game for their respective teams. Today, we will talk about those batters who won the most man-of-the-match awards in IPL history. Some of the best IPL batsmen in IPL history.
Most man of the match awards in the IPL history
(1) AB de Villiers
When it comes to IPL, no one can forget the alien AB de Villiers. He is a beast in the IPL. The way he won the game for his team single-handedly is a treat to watch.
No one can beat AB de Villiers if it is his day. You can just pray that it is not his day. We have seen AB de Villiers winning games for Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) over the years.
AB started his IPL career with DD. Then RCB bought him in the 2011 IPL. Since then, he played for RCB and is now retired from all forms of cricket. But we are lucky enough to see AB de Villiers playing IPL.
In the 184 matches he played in the IPL history, he scored 5162 runs with an outstanding average of almost 40. And he has played in a different position in the batting lineup as well. Still, he manages to maintain this average.
His strike rate is almost 150 and he has won 25 men of the match awards in IPL history.
(2) C Gayle
The universe boss, C Gayle won the second most man-of-the-match awards in IPL history. He has won 22 man-of-the-match awards in 142 games he played.
C Gayle has scored 4965 runs in the IPL with an average of almost 40 with a strike rate of 149. He has scored 31 fifties and 6 hundred with the highest score of a mammoth 175 not out against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013.
C Gayle opened the inning and took full use of the powerplay. And if he is on song, he didn’t see the fielders. He just hit the ball in the crowd and out of the park.
(3) R Sharma
The current Indian captain and Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma is one of the best white-ball batsmen in the world. Some of the experts and current cricketers say that he is one of the best timers of a cricket ball.
Also, he is the most successful captain in IPL history. He has won 5 titles with MI (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020).
And he wants to lead from the front. That is why he is the third batter in the list of most man-of-the-match awards in IPL history.
He has won so many games for his team over the years. And he has led the team very well also.
In the 227 matches he has played so far in the IPL history, he scored 5879 runs with an average of 30.30 and a strike rate of almost 130. He scored 40 half-centuries and one hundred with the highest score of 109 not out.
Rohit Sharma has won 18 men of the match awards in the IPL history.
(4) D Warner
One of the most explosive T20 batters in the world D Warner is the 4th batter in this list. The left-hander starts to take on the opposition bowlers right from the word go. He didn’t waste time going after the bowlers. That’s what makes him one of the most dangerous T20 batters in the world.
He started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils. Then he moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He captained the franchise as well and he is the only captain who won the trophy for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In 2016, SRH beat RCB to win their first-ever IPL title. After SRH, he was bought by Delhi based franchise again (now called as Delhi Capitals).
In 161 matches, he scored 5876 runs in IPL history and won 18 men of the match awards. He has an outstanding average of 42.27 and he is very consistent as well.
(5) MS Dhoni: IPL
In the success of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni has a very big role to play. Over the years, the CSK team’s fan following has touched height and one of the main reasons for this is former Indian and CSK captain MS Dhoni.
He keeps his cool even in tense situations whether he is captaining the side or batting in the middle. MS Dhoni has won so many games for CSK with the bat and with his captaincy.
MS is the kind of captain who backed his instinct. In the 228 matches in the IPL history, he has scored 4878 runs with an average of almost 40. He has won 17 men of the match awards and is the 5th batter in the list.
So these are the top 5 batters who have the most man-of-the-match awards in the history of IPL (Indian Premier League). All 5 are the best in the world and we enjoyed watching all 5 of them You cannot compare anyone with anyone.
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