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Brad Haddin, the Australia wicketkeeper retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Haddin, a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper played his debut ODI match on 30 January 2001 against Zimbabwe at Hobart.

Lin Dan of China won men`s title of Badminton Asia Championships 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

With this he won the Asian championship for the fourth time.  Lin, the No. 2 seed, is a five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medallist.

Sachin Tendulkar elected as member of Laureus Sports Academy

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar was inducted, along with retired Chinese professional basketball player Yang Yang.

Liu Xiang, former Olympic 110m hurdles champion, retired

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

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.

Kyle Mills of New Zealand retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 01-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

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 retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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.

Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

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 the highest-ever score of 237 in Cricket World Cup history

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

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.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Dhoni achieved 100 wins in 178th ODI and joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins).

Kumar Sangakkara created history by scoring four successive centuries in a Cricket World Cup

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

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.

Mary Kom to quit boxing after 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

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.

Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 62 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: 12 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: 14 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: 36 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: 16 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: 91 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: 61 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: 7 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: 38 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: 57 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: 11 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: 12 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: 76 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: 23 people agreed

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

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