Winning a man of the match trophy while playing for Team India would probably be the dream of every player. However, it is something, for which you have to outperform pretty much every other player on the field, including your teammates as well.
To win the match on the match award, obviously, a player has to be the best among the 22 players that take to the field. However, in the past, there have been some Indian players who have achieved this feat on their debut itself.
To be acknowledged as the best player on the field is a matter of immense pride, but to do so on your debut is another kind of honour altogether.
Having said, today we will list below, 6 Indian players who won the man of the match award on their T20I debut:
After impressing one and all with his exploits in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 4, Subramaniam Badrinath got selected for India’s T20 squad for West Indies tour 2011. In the One-off T20I fixture between these two teams, Badrinath scored 43 runs off 37 balls to help India defeat the hosts by 16 runs.
Badrinath was rewarded with a ‘Man of the Match’ award for his performance, on his debut. The shocking thing here is that was Badrinath’s maiden and last T20I appearance for the Indian team.