The Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed several heroic individual performances over the last 15 years, including the best of player standing up in the finals.
Across 15 finals, 15 different individuals have stood up to help their side win the title and be adjudged the Player of the Match. However, former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble is the only player to receive the Man of the Match in the IPL final despite ending up on the losing side in 2009.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya was the last recipient of the Man of the Match award during the IPL 2022 final when his side overcame Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Hardik scored 34 off 30 balls besides recording figures of 3/17 in four overs with the ball to help GT earn a seven-wicket win.
Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by five wickets in the IPL 2023 to equal Mumbai Indians with its fifth title.
Man of the Match winners in IPL finals
|Year||Final||Man of the Match|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||Yusuf Pathan (RR) – 56 (39), 3/22|
|2009||Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Anil Kumble (RCB) – 4/16|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Suresh Raina (CSK) – 57* (35), 1/21|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Murali Vijay (CSK) – 95 (52)|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||Manvinder Bisla (KKR) – 89 (48)|
|2013||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Kieron Pollard (MI) – 60* (32)|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||Manish Pandey (KKR) – 94 (50)|
|2015||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Rohit Sharma (MI) – 50 (26)|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Ben Cutting (SRH) – 39* (15)|
|2017||Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant||Krunal Pandya (MI) – 47 (38)|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Shane Watson (CSK) – 117* (57)|
|2019||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 2/14|
|2020||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Trent Boult (MI) – 3/30|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Faf du Plessis (CSK) – 86 (59)|
|2022||Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals||Hardik Pandya (GT) – 34 (30), 3/17|
|2023*||Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans||Devon Conway (CSK) – 47 (25)|