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.
The awards of over 2.80 Crore rupees were presented in a ceremony at New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal.
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.
James Faulkner was declared as the man of the match, while, Mitchell Starc was declared as man of the series. Grant Elliott became only the fifth man to register a half-century in the semi-final and final of the same World Cup.
In the title clash, Saina defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 21-14. Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the Indo-Swiss women pair of Tennis defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 in the final played at Indian Wells, USA.
In Men’s Singles title, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated the Swiss player Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2. While, Simona Halep of Romania defeated former Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Women’s Singles title.
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.
They retired after the World Cup quarter-final match against Australia played at Adelaide, Australia. In the quarter-final, they lost to Australia by six-wickets.
Dhoni achieved 100 wins in 178th ODI and joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins).
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N Ramachandran was appointed vice-chair of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) international relations commission.
The duo veteran cricketers of Sri Lankan cricket team announced retirement from ODI format of game after their team lost World Cup quarter–final to South Africa in Sydney.
This was the 34th overall Grand Prix win for Hamilton and first Australian Grand Prix win for since 2008.
In the final played at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab, it defeated hosts Punjab 5-4 via tie-breaker. With this, Services won the Santosh trophy for the fourth time. Earlier it had won the trophy in 2013, 2012 and 1961.
World Number 4 Srikanth defeated World Number 6 Viktor Alexson of Denmark 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 to win the men’s single title of the men’s championship.
Defending champions Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs in the title clash played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
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.
The announcement was made by the AFC Executive Committee in a meeting at Manama, Bahrain.
Sangakkara had already taken retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket.
Australia broke the previous record of highest runs in World Cup held by India of 413 for 5, created against Bermuda.
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.
Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Championship title of Tennis. This was 7th title in Dubai for Federer.
This was Nadal’s 46th career clay-court title, thus, he equalled the record of Guillermo Vilas of Monaco who played during 1970s and 1980s.
Besides, five Vice Presidents were also elected. They are Andhra's Gokaraju Gangaraju (south zone), Assam's Goutam Roy (east), ML Nehru of Jammu and Kashmir (north zone), CK Khanna (Delhi, central zone) and TC Matthews (Kerala, west zone).
AB de Villiers who took 64 deliveries to reach the 150, broke the previous best record of Australian Shane Watson by 19 balls. He struck 162 not out from 66 balls.
He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
The Grand Finale was witnessed by the eminent personalities. This is the third season of the professional field hockey tournament, Hockey India League.
Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.
The ministry revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards.