IPL 2021 is set to start on April 9, 2021, with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both the teams will lock horns at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. BCCI has finalized 6 venues to host all matches in IPL 2021. They are Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. A total of 60 matches are going to be played during IPL 2021.
When we talk about the Indian Premier League, there are a lot of records to look at. Along with records, the Indian Premier League also confers a lot of awards to players. After the end of every match and every tournament final, players are given various awards on the basis of their performance. However, the most crucial award in a match is the Man of the Match award. Here we will look at 5 players with the most Man of the Match awards in the Indian Premier League.
IPL: 5 Players With Most Man Of The Match Awards In The Tournament
5. MS Dhoni – 17 Awards
MS Dhoni holds the 5th spot for the most man of the match awards in the Indian Premier League. The Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won 17 Man of the Match awards in IPL so far. MS Dhoni has been part of every IPL tournament since IPL 2008. He has played 204 matches in IPL so far. In 182 innings, MS Dhoni has scored 4632 runs and he is also the 8th highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has also hit 23 fifties in IPL along with 216 sixes.
MS Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings in all the seasons in which the team played. Chennai Super Kings have played 11 IPL seasons out of 13 so far and won the title three times. CSK won the IPL trophy in IPL 2010, IPL 2011, and IPL 2018. Moreover, CSK has also qualified for playoffs in 10 seasons out of 11.