IPL: 10 recipients of Man of the Tournament award
The “Man of the Tournament” is one of the most prestigious awards in the IPL. Hundreds of players play the tournament every year and to emerge as the best of them all is a matter of pride.
The Man of the Tournament award was renamed the Most Valuable Player award in 2013. The latter was based on the rating system and the person with the highest rating received the award.
The slide looks at the recipients of the distinctive award across all the ten seasons of the league.
2008: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
Watson was one of the major reasons for Rajasthan Royals' triumph in the inaugural IPL. He provided the perfect balance to the side. The Australian all-rounder could bat at any position and bowl at any stage of the innings.
With the bat, he scored 472 runs at an exceptional average of 47.20 and a staggering strike-rate of 151.76. With the ball, he took 17 wickets during the tournament with best figures of 3/10. Despite bowling in the powerplay and at the death, his economy was just over seven.