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Most Man of the Match in IPL

With 21 Man of the Match trophies, Chris Gayle has the most man of the match in IPL so far.

IPL Most Man of the Match Titles

RankNameTeamNo. of Man of the Match Awards
1AB de VilliersRoyal Challengers Bangalore23
2Chris GayleKings XI Punjab22
3Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians18
4David WarnerSunrisers Hyderabad17
5Mahendra Singh DhoniChennai Super Kings17
6Yusuf PathanSunrisers Hyderabad16
7Shane WatsonChennai Super Kings16
8Suresh RainaChennai Super Kings14
9Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bangalore13
10Ajinkya RahaneDelhi Capitals12
11Gautam GambhirDelhi Capitals (Retd)12
12Michael HusseyChennai Super Kings12
13Andre RusselKolkata Knight Riders11
14Amit MishraDelhi Capitals11
15Dwyane SmithGujarat Lions11

Man of the Match is awarded to the one player who played exceptionally in a match and turns the course of the game on its head. It signifies that the player receiving it has impacted the course of the game in a major way out of the twenty-two playing. It is an honor to receive the Man of the Match award. It stands testimonial to the outstanding performance which turned out to be the deciding factor in a game.

Getting a Man of the Match award in a tournament such as the IPL which involves the best of the best across the world signifies the caliber of the awardee. This is because of the glamour of IPL, the added crowd pressure in the jam-packed Indian grounds, and being tested against the best in the world, which adds to the prestige of the IPL man of the Match Awards.

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Unarguably Chris Gayle is a match-winner. Once the big West Indian gets going there is simply no stopping him. And he has certainly turned the game on its head many times. Another superstar of modern-day cricket, AB de Villiers is second in the list with a total of 20 Man of the Match awards to his name.

David Warner too has fired some fireworks in the Indian Premier League which has earned him third place in the list of highest man of the match in IPL with 17 awards. Not surprisingly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma also have their names up there with the same number of trophies as David Warner.

Some call him the first star of IPL, and deservingly so because Yusuf Pathan has won 16 MoM awards in IPL over the years. Shane Watson has won 15 MoM awards thanks to his exceptional all-around talent. CSK’s Suresh Raina has 14 awards to his name.

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