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Top 5 Cricketers With Most Man Of The Match Awards In Test Cricket

image-lsskbr0dRavindra Jadeja in Test Cricket (X.COM)

Test cricket, often considered the pinnacle of the sport, demands a unique set of skills and qualities from players. Test cricket is as much a battle of minds as it is of skills. The longest format of the game demands the ultimate test of a cricketer's skill, temperament, and character. 

The Indian cricket team is one of the most successful teams in the game of cricket. Especially in test cricket, they have produced some of the biggest names. India has given many match-winners to this game who have single-handedly won several games. In this article, we will have a look at the list of players with the most 'Man of the Match Awards' for India in Test cricket. 

Let's look at the top 5 cricketers with the most Man of the Match awards in Test Cricket. 

1. Sachin Tendulkar (14 MOTM)

Sachin Tendulkar's legacy as a cricket legend remains unparalleled, and his name will forever be etched in the annals of cricketing history. His impact on the game, both in India and globally, is immense and enduring. Tendulkar's extraordinary skills, records, and achievements have left an indelible mark on cricketing history. 

The Indian legend holds the record for the most MOTM awards in international cricket. In Test cricket, Sachin played 200 tests, scored 15921 runs with 51 centuries, and won 14 MOTM awards.

2. Rahul Dravid (11 MOTM)

Rahul Dravid is fondly known as 'The Wall' in the Indian cricketing world. His batting prowess, resilience, and remarkable ability to anchor innings made him one of the most respected cricketers globally. 

The second Indian on the list with most man of the match awards in test cricket is Rahul Dravid. The former Indian batsman has won 11 MOTM awards in 164 matches. He has scored 13288 runs in 286 innings. 

3. Ravindra Jadeja (10 MOTM)

image-lssmn1nzRavindra Jadeja in Test Cricket (X.COM)

Ravindra Jadeja, India's number one all-rounder, has recently won the Player of the Match award for the 10th time in the 3rd Test match vs England at Rajkot and he stands third in the list. 

In the third Test against England at Rajkot, Ravindra Jadeja once again showcased his class and temperament with a century in the first innings and a five-wicket haul in the second innings. The century came under immense pressure and critical condition while the five-wicket haul in the second innings was Jadeja's style who tends to deceive opponents whenever he bowls in Indian conditions.

In total 70 Test that he has played for India, he has won 10 Man of the Match awards. He has scored 3005 runs and has taken 287 wickets in 70 matches. 

4. Virat Kohli (10 MOTM)

image-lssnhi32Virat Kohli in Test Cricket (X.COM)

Virat Kohli's records in white-ball cricket are exceptional, his prowess in test cricket solidified his status as one of India's greatest match-winners. His performances in the longest format have often been crucial for India's success, and he has shouldered significant responsibility as a leader and batsman.

Virat Kohli, 'The modern-day legend' has won most 10 man of the matches awards in 113 matches that he has played for India. He has scored 8848 runs in 191 innings. 

5. Anil Kumble (10 MOTM)

Anil Kumble's bowling style is distinguished by his accuracy, variations, and relentless attitude, making him a formidable opponent for batsmen around the world. 

Anil Kumble carried the responsibility of the Indian spin attack for more than a decade on his shoulders. He took 619 wickets in his career of 132 matches. He won 10 MOTM awards in his test career and he stands fifth in the list.