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Most Man of The Match in IPL | Most Man of The Match in IPL History: From De Villiers to Chahal – Top 50 list

Legends Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have won the most man of the match awards in IPL

Bengaluru, May 30: Royal Challengers Bangalore star Virat Kohli on Thursday (May 19) won his fourteenth man of the award in the Indian Premier League for his match-winning performance against Gujarat Titans.

The former RCB skipper, however, is only joint sixth for most man of the match or player of the match awards in the IPL. Kohli's former teammates and now retired AB de Villiers with 25 and Chris Gayle with 22 lead the list with most man of the match awards in IPL history.

Kohli is also tied fourth with former Chennai Super Kings batter Suresh Raina for most man of the match awards won in IPL by Indian players.

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Rohit Sharma with 18 followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with 17 and veteran Yusuf Pathan (16) are the top three when it comes to most man of the match awards by Indian players.

In the current top 10 most man of the match awards list, only Warner, Dhoni, Rohit, Kohli and Pollard are still actively part of IPL, while some seasoned stars and veterans including Shane Watson, Raina, and the top two of De Villiers and Gayle are not part of the league.

While batters and all-rounders have dominated the list over the years, only veteran spinner Amit Mishra, mystery spinner Sunil Narine and pacer Umesh Yadav are the bowlers that feature in the top 25 for most man of the match awards in IPL.

Meanwhile, the likes of KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Andre Russell, Jos Buttler, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and the other stars continue to catch up on the top 25.

Here is the top 50 list for most man of the match in IPL history:

Ranking Player Matches Man of the Match Awards Won
1. AB de Villiers 184 25
2. Chris Gayle 142 22
3. David Warner 162 18
4. Rohit Sharma 227 18
5. MS Dhoni 234 17
6. Shane Watson 145 16
7. Yusuf Pathan 174 16
8. Suresh Raina 205 14
9. Kieron Pollard 189 14
10. Virat Kohli 223 14
11. Gautam Gambhir 154 13
12. KL Rahul 109 12
13. Michael Hussey 59 12
14. Andre Russell 98 12
15. Sunil Narine 148 12
16. Amit Mishra 154 12
17. Ajinkya Rahane 158 12
18. Dwayne Smith 91 11
19. Virender Sehwag 104 11
20. Shikhar Dhawan 206 11
21. Ravindra Jadeja 210 11
22. Jos Buttler 81 10
23. Jacques Kallis 98 10
24. Umesh Yadav 133 10
25. Ambati Rayudu 187 10
26. Shaun Marsh 71 9
27. Rashid Khan 92 9
28. Sanju Samson 138 9
29. Ruturaj Gaikwad 36 8
30. Sachin Tendulkar 78 8
31. Hardik Pandya 107 8
32. Glenn Maxwell 110 8
33. Faf du Plessis 116 8
34. Jasprit Bumrah 120 8
35. Harbhajan Singh 163 8
36. Adam Gilchrist 80 7
37. Axar Patel 122 7
38. Robin Uthappa 205 7
39. Dinesh Karthik 229 7
40. Brad Hodge 66 6
41. Kane Williamson 76 6
42. Ashish Nehra 88 6
43. Quinton de Kock 92 6
44. Jaydev Unadkat 91 6
45. Rishabh Pant 98 6
46. Shreyas Iyer 101 6
47. Murali Vijay 106 6
48. Lasith Malinga 122 6
49. Suryakumar Yadav 123 6
50. Yuzvendra Chahal 131 6
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Story first published: Friday, May 20, 2022, 15:35 [IST]
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