Most Player of the Match Award Winners in ODIs
1. Most Player of the Match Award Winners in ODIs
Sachin Tendulkar has won most player of the match award in ODI cricket while Sri Lankan southpaw Sanath Jayasuriya comes second. Pakistans legend Shahid Afridi comes third and Jacques Kallis, leader in tests, comes fourth while destroyer batter of yesteryear King Viv comes sixth with very few ODI as compared to others in the following list of players with most man of match awards in ODI cricket.
2. Sachin Tendulkar India
The master bluster, the most complete batsman and the most worshiped cricketer in the world, Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including those for most runs and hundreds in Tests and ODIs, and most international runs. During his international cricket career from 1989 to 2012, in 463 ODI matches, he won Player of the Match Award 62 time.
3. Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka
At #2 worlds renowned all rounder, Sanath Jayasuriya, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades. He is the only player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals, and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of limited overs cricket. During his his ODI career, spanning between 1989 2011, in 445 matches, he won 48 time player of the match award.
4. Shahid Afridi Pakistan
Of Shahid Afridi it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story. Undoubtedly worlds most famous cricketer of all time is Shahid Khan Afridi. Best known as Boom Boom, by his aggressive batting style. He is the 2nd player with 10,000+ runs and 500+ wickets in international cricket after Kallis. He hold the third place on our list. During his ODI career spanning 1996 2014, in 378 matches, he won 32 time player of the match award.
5. Jacques Kallis South Africa
A right handed batsman and right arm fast medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest of the games all rounders. As of 2013 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 11,000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket. During his ODI career span 1996 2013, he won 32 player of the match award in 325 matches.
6. Ricky Ponting Australia
Ricky Ponting, the most uncompromising player of his generation, grew into Australias most successful run maker and only sits below Bradman in the countrys overall ratings. He is a specialist right handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. During his ODI career span 1995 2012, he won 32 player of the match award in 375 matches.
7. Sir Viv Richards West Indies
You knew when he was coming. The outgoing batsman would already have disappeared into the pavilion, and the expectation of what was to follow filled the air. Viv kept you waiting? time to ponder. Then he appeared, sauntering, swaggering, arms windmilling slowly. He would take guard, and then, head tilted back slightly and cudding his gum, he would walk a few paces down the pitch to tap it while looking the bowler in the eye. It was calculated menace and magnificent theatre from arguably the most devastating batsman of all time.
8. Sourav Ganguly India
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