In a game which is hugely dependent on the performance of whole team, there are instances when a player needs to come up above whole team and give his best. This ensures that a team led by a players performance and all other players support the anchor.

The players who manage to do so are the ones that win the Man of the Match award on the days match to recognize the game that the player has played. In today’s list we will take a look at players who have most number of Man of the Match awards in Indian Premier League in all the 7 seasons and ongoing 8th season of IPL:

Player

Teams

MoM awards won

Chris Gayle

KKR, RCB

16

Yusuf Pathan

RR, KKR

14

Michael Hussey

CSK, MI

12

MS Dhoni

CSK

11

Virender Sehwag

DD, KXIP

11

*Stat updated till 18 April, 2015
*Teams represents the names of teams the player has represented

On the first place we have the best player T20 and IPL has ever seen. He is a gift to the shortest format of the game and watching him play is surely a treat. Gayle began his IPL career with KKR but soon became a part of RCB after which he has never seen back. Gayle has won 16 Man of the match awards in IPL. Making him the player to win this award most number of times.

On the second position is Yusuf Pathan. One of the best finds of IPL in 2008, Yusuf has represented RR and KKR and is probably the only player to win the IPL for two different teams. This hard hitting batsman has won this award 14 times in his career of IPL.

In the 3rd spot we have Mr. Cricket. He began his career with CSK, then was a part of MI and then got back to CSK in this season. He has won the MoM award 12 times so far and most of it have come, when he represented CSK before joining MI last season. Michael Hussey on No 3 in this list.

On the 4th and 5th position are tied MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag with 11 awards each. MS Dhoni has been with CSK for the past seasons of IPL. He is the only captain in IPL who has captained just one team for the whole IPL so far. Virender Sehwag, who began his career with his home team DD, who bought by Kings XI Punjab couple of seasons back and played extremely well for them last season.

Viru still feels he has got some cricket left in him and if he can win 4-5 MoM awards this season will definitely place him as a high probability to make a comeback to the Indian team.

Do you think he can make a comeback? Many say yes and some say no too. What is your call? Justify it with a reason. 

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