A player’s impact can be calculated by the number of man of the match awards he has bagged in his career. Although, nowadays, the award has been given to players who have not made much of an impact in the game, in general, it is a good criteria to measure the match winning ability of a player. Lets take a look at the players with Most man of the match awards in the history of IPL since 2020.
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The Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was consistently overlooked by CSK in the 2020 season, this, inspite of their poor performances throughout the season. He wasn’t given a proper backing and the words of “No spark in Youngsters” from the skipper MS Dhoni garnered a lot of criticism from former players and fans around the world.
From there, to having the most man of the match awards by any player since 2020, it has been one inspiring journey from one of the most talented right hand batsmen in India, Ruturaj Gaikwad.
He missed out on a well deserved century by just a run in the yesterday’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He demolished the fastest bowler in the competition in Umran Malik. He did what all the other top quality international batsmen failed to do in this competition so far. It was a memorable knock by Ruturaj Gaikwad, and his first 90 runs was as good as any other knock in this season so far. The way he was hitting the length balls that was on the rise towards the V was breathtaking to say the least. He was adjudged the man of the match which takes his MOTM tally to 8, makes him the joint highest along with KL Rahul in the most man of the match awards list since 2020.