Sachin Tendulkar was inducted, along with retired Chinese professional basketball player Yang Yang.
He became an icon in China after winning the country's first Olympic men's track and field gold medal in the 110 metres hurdles in Athens in 2004. He held the world record in 2006 with a time of 12.88 seconds.
In October 2009, he reached his at number 1 position of first on the International Cricket Council's one-day international bowler’s rankings after taking nine wickets in New Zealand’s series against Australia.
Daniel Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.
Clarke, nicknamed Pup, played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut ODI match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore.
Martin Guptill scored second double century of the World Cup. The first World Cup double century was scored by Chris Gayle, which is also the fastest ODI double century in history of ODI cricket.
Dhoni achieved 100 wins in 178th ODI and joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins).
Sangakarra leads the run-scoring chart in the 2015 World Cup with 496 runs in 6 innings and 124 runs against Scotland was his 25th ODI century.
She want to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further.
He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.
Before retirement, he wants to win the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia in the same year, the fete which was last achieved by Marco Pantani in 1998.
Ganguly debuted for India in 1996 at the Lord’s against England and went on to score 131-run in first innings of his test debut. The knock at the Lord’s helped him to etch his name on the famous Lord’s Honours Board in process.
Virat Kohli scored 107-run at the Adelaide Oval, Australia. The previous highest score by an Indian batsman against Pakistan in World Cup was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 98 in Centurion in 2003.
The six-time Olympic Gold medalist has decided to retire after 2017 World Championships in London in which he will concentrate only in 100 meter event.
12-year-old, Saloni Dalal became the youngest individual medal winner in National Games 2015. She won bronze in 200 meter breast stroke swimming event.
She defeated World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in the finals played at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.
Weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category at 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.
Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.
Bhakti Sharma, the open water swimming champion of India set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.
Indian professional golfer Anirban Lahiri voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour.
In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.
Misbah started his ODI career in 2002. He has played 153 ODIs and scored 4669 runs at an average of 42.83. He has been the captain of Pakistan in 78 games, out of which Pakistan won 41 games.
Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone in 224th innings played against New Zealand.
One of India's greatest Test Captains MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test Cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of Cricket.
BCCI issued ban on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches, after his action was found illegal.
Rory McIlroy of Ireland on 16 December 2014 was named as the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year. He won the award for the second time in three seasons. Earlier he won the award in 2012.
With this, he became the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012.