Indian cricketers have established their authority when it comes to the longest format of the game. Be it batters, bowlers or all-rounders, they made a real case for themselves when it mattered the most for the team.
Indian cricket has witnessed a plethora of cricketers carving out a niche for themselves as successful cricketers. Moreover, the purest form of the game is played in the form of two innings per side.
As a result, the players will get the advantage is making most of the chances to better effect. In the process, they end up getting more man-of-the-match awards and the man-of-the-series awards for India in the Tests. Let’s take a look at the Indian players with most of these M.O.M and M.O.S awards in Tests.
1. Ravichandran Ashwin – 19*
Ravichandran Ashwin has been the greatest bowling all-rounder for India in the longest format of the game. The legendary cricketer has won 10 man-of-the-match awards and 9 man-of-the-match awards in Test cricket.
2. Sachin Tendulkar – 19
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-getter in Tests and ODIs. The Little Master has won a total of 14 man-of-the-match awards and 5 man-of-the-series awards in his Test career.
3. Rahul Dravid – 15
Rahul Dravid who was one of the vital cogs of Indian cricket in both Tests and ODIs has won eleven man-of-the-match awards and four man-of-the-series awards in his Test career.
4. Anil Kumble – 14
Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker for India in Test cricket with 619 wickets. He has won 10 man-of-the-match awards and four man-of-the-series awards in his Test career.
5. Virat Kohli – 13
Virat Kohli is the best all-format batsman in the world right now. India’s run-scoring machine has won 10 man-of-the-match awards and three man-of-the-series awards in Tests.
6. Virender Sehwag – 13
Virender Sehwag who was undoubtedly the greatest opener for India in Test cricket has won eight man-of-the-match awards and five man-of-the-series awards in his Test career.