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Captains winning Man of the Match in IPL final: IPL final Man of the Match captain list all season

Gurpreet Singh

Captains winning Man of the Match in IPL final: IPL final Man of the Match captain list all season

Captains winning Man of the Match in IPL final: Hardik Pandya was the star with both bat and the ball in GT’s maiden title triumph.

During the grand finale of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat Titans (GT), playing their maiden season, in front of their home crowd for the first time, have lifted the title with a 7-wicket victory against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).

En route a rather below-par target of 131 runs, the GT were in a spot of bother initially, having lost two of their wickets at the score of 31 in the Powerplay.

However, their star skipper Hardik Pandya (34 off 30), after impressing one and all with the ball in hand earlier, soaked in all the pressure alongside Shubman Gill (45* off 43), by stitching a match-winning 63-run partnership off 53 deliveries for the third wicket.

Post Hardik’s dismissal off Yuzvendra Chahal in the 14th Over, Gill collaborated with David Miller (32* off 19) and smashed together a 47-run partnership off 29 deliveries, including the tournament winning Six in the end, to complete a fairy-tale title triumph.

Captains winning Man of the Match in IPL final

Before the aforementioned innings, Hardik got rid of the Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer – RR’s top batters in this season, to ultimately end the innings with bowling figures of 4-0-17-3.

He was thus, fittingly adjudged the ‘Player of the match’ and the final.

IPL final Man of the Match captain list all season

Apart from Hardik Pandya in IPL 2022, only Anil Kumble and Rohit Sharma are the two captains to have won the ‘Man of the Match’ award in an IPL grand finale before.

While Rohit Sharma had won the award in the year 2015 as captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), Kumble had won it in the year 2009 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper.

Rohit’s 26-ball 50 had helped MI lift their second IPL title, while RCB ended up on the losing side against the now defunct Deccan Chargers, despite Anil Kumble’s four-wicket haul in the final.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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