CSK:Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis became the fifth overseas player to win the Player of the Match in the final of the IPL. He was awarded the Player of the Match award in the title match played against KKR on Friday.
The final match of the Indian Premier League 2021 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on 15 October. In this title match held in Dubai, CSK defeated KKR by 27 runs to win the title for the fourth time. Faf du Plessis played an important role in winning the match for Chennai. In this title match, he played a brilliant inning of 86 runs in 59 balls while batting. During his innings, he hit seven fours and three sixes. Faf was awarded the player of the match title for his excellent innings. Looking at the history of IPL, Du Plessis is the fifth foreign player to win the Player of the Match award in the final match. Let us tell you about the five foreign players who got the Player of the Match award in the final of the IPL. Apart from this, Rituraj also tells about Gaekwad and Ambati Rayudu who equaled the record of Robin Uthappa and Kieron Pollard.
Kieron Pollard won the Player of the Match title as the first overseas player in the Indian Premier League final. He won this award in the year 2013. After this, in 2016, Ben Cutting became the second foreign player to win the Player of the Match. The award went to Shane Watson in the 2018 IPL final. Whereas, in 2020, Trent Boult was the player of the match in the IPL final. At the same time, Faf du Plessis became the fifth foreign player to win the man of the match in the 2021 Indian Premier League final.
Rituraj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings is the second player in IPL history to get the Orange Cap and his team was successful in winning the title. Gaikwad scored the highest 635 runs in IPL 2021. In this case, he equaled Robin Uthappas record. Uthappa scored the most runs while playing for KKR in the 2014 IPL and got the Orange Cap. Apart from this, KKR also won the title.
Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu is one such player who has been a member of the IPL winning team five times. Earlier, Rayudu was a member of the IPL winning team thrice for Mumbai Indians. After that, he has been part of the winning team for Chennai Super Kings twice so far. In this case, he equaled Kieron Pollards record. Pollard has been a member of Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL title five times. Rohit Sharma is at the fore in terms of being a member of the IPL winning team, he was included in the playing XI of the team that won the IPL title six times, including Mumbai Indians five times, and Deccan Chargers once.