In India IPL final is nothing less than a world cup final. There is no doubt that it involves a lot of emotions. Due to this reason, winning the award of Player of the Match in the IPL final is certainly a big thing for any cricketer.
List of the Man of the Match in the IPL finals
You can see the list of the players who went on to win the Man of the Match awards. They certainly gave a magnificent performance to change the course of the match. This is an example of performing well in a high-pressure situation. They set an example among all the youngsters that a true cricketer performs well in a pressure situation.
Yusuf Pathan (2008)
Yusuf Pathan gave a great performance in the final of the IPL in 2008. He scored a quick 56 only on 39 balls and even took 3 wickets. There is no doubt that this was the performance that was required.
Anil Kumble (2009)
Jumbo was the star of the final in 2009. He went on take 4 wickets by giving only 16 runs. That was certainly a big contribution to the victory of the team.
Suresh Raina (2010)
There was a time when Raina was the highest run-getting in the history of the IPL. His performance in the final of the 2010 was proof of his skills. He scored 57 runs and even went on to take one wicket.
Murali Vijay (2011)
Getting 95 runs only on 52 balls is certainly not child’s play. This clearly shows that Murali Vijay was certainly one of the best batsmen in that season.
Later on, the players who went on to win the Player of the Match award are Manvinder Bisla (2012), Kieron Pollard (2013), Manish Pandey (2014), Rohit Sharma (2015), Ben Cutting (2016), Krunal Pandya (2017), Shane Watson (2018), Jasprit Bumrah (2019), Trent Boult (2020), Faf du Plessis (2021), Hardik Pandya (2022) and Devon Conway (2023). Lets see who is going to be the next.