6 Amazing Indian Cricketers Who Grabbed Man Of The Match Award On Their T20 Debut


Any athlete would dream of an international debut, regardless of their chosen sport. The ambition of any player would undoubtedly be to win a man of the match award while representing Team India. You must, however, perform better than every other player on the field, even your teammates, to succeed. The latest cricket news can be followed regularly for these players. A player must be the best player on the field to win the match on the field to win the prize. Some Indian athletes have done so right from the start of their careers. It gives one great satisfaction to be regarded as the finest player on the field, but to achieve this on your debut is an entirely different type of honor.

Subramaniam Badrinath:

Subramaniam Badrinath was chosen for India’s T20 team for the 2011 West Indies trip after acing the fourth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and winning everyone over with his performance. Badrinath helped India by scoring 43 off 37 balls to overcome the hosts by 16 runs in the lone T20I game between these two sides. A “Man of the Match” award was given to Badrinath for his efforts during his debut. That was Badrinath’s first and final T20I participation for the Indian team, which is astonishing. He is the first player to achieve this feat in the latest cricket news. He retired from cricket in the latter part of 2018.

Dinesh Karthik:

When the Indian team met South Africa in their inaugural T20 international match in December 2006, Dinesh Karthik was named “Man of the Match” on his debut. The Proteas were defeated for the first time in t20I by India in cricket history, and they did so on the last ball. With one ball left, the Men in Blue defeated South Africa by chasing the 126 mark, and Karthik, who was the latest addition to the Indian t20I squad, was chosen as the top Indian player. He made 31 runs off of 28 balls while also staying not out.

Barinder Sran:

Barinder Sran, a left-arm medium bowler, may have only appeared in a couple of  T20Is, but he made a mark on the t20I cricket scene. Sean made sure that he would cause the majority of the carnage with the ball in a T20I match against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2016. While bowling in the third over of their innings, Sran got rid of Chibhabha, which was followed by a streak of wickets in his next spell. Sean shook up the batting order to remove Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, and Tinotenda Mutombodzi from the field in the same over, never giving the hitters a chance to settle. Only 99/9 from 20 overs was all that Zimbabwe could muster, and the Indian batting order made sure that India would take down the target with 10 wickets remaining. Sean picked up four wickets in his four overs while only allowing ten runs to be scored. The 27-year-career old’s has now taken a negative turn even though he was later named the top performer among all Indian players in that match.

Navdeep Saini:

Navdeep Saini, one of the most recent additions to this roster, started his T20I career against the West Indies in 2019. Although West Indies’ total was disappointing, Saini showed the world how he made the most of his four overs. Saini had an opportunity to shine because Jasprit Bumrah was out for the T20Is. Saini had an opportunity for a hat-trick when he struck again in the fifth over to remove Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran off the final two deliveries. Pooran fell to Saini’s short ball at off-stump and was caught by the keeper; Hetmyer was out for a golden duck. Saini’s hat trick on his debut was not intended, but he did provide the finishing touch by getting rid of Kieron Pollard while bowling his final over after he was LBW. Windies only managed 95/9, but India did not make it easy for themselves as they lost six wickets while attempting to chase down the total.

Harshal Patel:

Throughout the whole IPL 2021, Harshal Patel’s slower balls were efficient, and later that year, when he made a start to his t20I career against New Zealand, he continued to use them. In his first international match, Harshal Patel got two wickets at the cost of 25 runs as India beat New Zealand in that match. Harshal entered the game in the seventh over, but he had to wait till the 12th over to have his big moment, taking his first-ever T20I wicket. In this format, Harshal’s secret weapon is a slower delivery, and he used it to great effect when he bowled a length ball that Daryl Mitchell chipped clean down the ground, with Suryakumar Yadav securing the victory with a catch. Harshal, who is known as a death-overs expert, came back in the 17th over. Once more forcing Glenn Phillips to make him play the pull shot with a slower ball, Harshal made him find the fielder positioned at the deep square leg. Later, KL Rahul (65), and Rohit Sharma (55), helped India win the match by seven wickets.

Ravi Bishnoi:

Young Ravi Bishnoi annihilates the opponents with his jaw-dropping googlies on any given day, and he did so on his T20I debut. Yuzvendra Chahal presented Bishnoi with the India cap before the match, and he was given the chance to bowl immediately away because India elected to bowl. While the opposition only scored four runs off his first over. The West Indies scored 157/7, but India was able to chase the target with six wickets to spare which was possible due to the contribution of Suryakumar Yadav’s 34, Venkatesh Iyer’s 24, and the bowling of Ravi Bishnoi. Bishnoi, though, was the star of the show and become another Indian cricketer to achieve that feat on their T20I debut and is the most recent addition to this list.


The Indian cricket scene has a lot of talents. Thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL) these talents are given a chance to prove their worth. The Indian national cricket team chooses the best among those young talents. So, shortly, we will be getting more players who will achieve this feat.

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