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Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

Cyclist Alberto Contador of Spain announced to retire from Cycling after 2016 season

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Saurav Ganguly awarded Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

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 became first Indian cricketer to score century against Pakistan in World Cup

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

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.

Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships in London

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

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.

Saloni Dalal became youngest medal winner in National Games 2015

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

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.

Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015

Published on: 28-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

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.

Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.

Jimjang Deru created national record in weightlifting in 56-kg category

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

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.

Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.

Bhakti set world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

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.

Golfer Anirban Lahiri voted Asian Tour’s 2014 Players’ Player of the Year

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Roger Federer won Brisbane International Tennis title

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

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.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became fastest to score 12000 Test runs

Published on: 03-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone in 224th innings played against New Zealand.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from Test cricket

Published on: 30-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

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 banned spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive cricket

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

BCCI issued ban on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches, after his action was found illegal.

Rory McIlroy named 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of Year

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 176 people agreed

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.

Australian Cricketer David Warner completed 1000 runs in 2014

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

With this, he became the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012.

Boxer Sarita Devi accepted Asian Games Bronze Medal

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The medal was presented to her by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta.

Kumar Sangakkara became fourth batsman to complete 13000 ODI runs

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Sangakkara achieved the feat of crossing 13000 run during the third match of ODI series with England.

Jacques Kallis appointed mentor and batting consultant for IPL team Kolkata Knight Rider

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He renewed his association with KKR for mentoring the team from the 2015 season of IPL.

ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez for illegal bowling action

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistani cricket all-rounder who bowls offspin suspended from bowling by ICC due to illegal bowling action.

US football team goalkeeper Tim Howard won 2014 US Player of year award

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalist nationwide thus beating compatriot footballer Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey to win the award.

UAE captain Khurram Khan became the oldest player to score a century in ODI

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

UAE captain Khurram Khan became the oldest player to score the century in the One-Day International.

Baichung Bhutia became the first Indian Footballer to conferred AFC Hall of Fame Award

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

The award was conferred on 30 November 2014 by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Philippines.

Boxer Manoj Kumar received Arjuna Award

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar received the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.

Australian opener Philip Hughes died after being in induced coma

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes went into induced coma and died after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his head at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cricketer Suresh Raina became co-owner of HIL franchise team Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Published on: 19-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

With this he became the second Indian cricketer to get associated with HIL

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