The history of cricket, over the years, has produced some of the exciting talents who have gone on to make a mark of themselves. With a fast-moving world, one single match can break or make a cricketers career. If he shines at the onset of his first opportunity, he will buy himself more chances to showcase. A man of the match award is generally given to a player for his impact on the said game.
Awards work as a motivation for the players to strive for better in the next game. Over the years, we have seen cricketers who have done consistently well for their countries over the years. Winning one or two awards is easy, but achieving it for a consistent period of time is a tough job to attain.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the top ten cricketers with the most man of the match awards in international cricket across the formats:
10. Aravinda de Silva
One of the game’s best entertainers, Aravinda de Silva possessed almost all the strokes in his archery. His unbeaten century in the 1996 ICC World Cup final helped Sri Lanka lift their maiden trophy beating Australia. His ability to bat long is a testimony of over 15000 international runs he has scored.
Meanwhile, not just only scoring runs, de Silva helped his side in crunch situations taking the onus on themselves. As a result, the 5ft 3 1/2in batsman bagged as many as 41 man of the match awards throughout his cricketing career.