The world of sports had quite a few events that shook its roots, as well as others that exhilarated.
The decade saw plenty of top-notch performances which includes a golf legend making a sensational comeback, football clubs rising against the odds and a master batsman making record breaking look easy.
The last quarter of 2018 was studded with many happy occasions for Indian sports stars.
Apart from cricket, hockey and football, India also had a great 2018 when it came to other sporting disciplines.
Neeraj was only 16 years old and did not participate in the 2014 Asian Games when India had won 11 gold medals.
Wrestler Sushil Kumar bagged a bronze medal in the 2006 Doha Asian Games but missed the last two events at Guangzhou and Incheon.
Atanu Das is the lone non-Army archer in the four-member squad.
Hima Das became the first Indian to win a gold medal in a world-level track event.
Dipa Karmakar is the poster girl of Indian gymnastics and a medal hope for the Asian Games 2018.
Kidambi Srikanth notched up a formidable 2017, which also saw landmarks for Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and a slew of others.
The year saw the end of Usain Bolt's era and the shocking exit of Italy from the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to run in Olympics, has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Hosting the Olympics is considered to be a symbol of pride. However, in the modern era, a city that hosts this mega-event could turn out to be the biggest loser.
The likes of Saurav Ghosal, Sushil Kumar were lost in the background as others took the headlines in 2014.
MIT are undefeated going into their last regular season game on Saturday against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and headed to the Division III playoffs.
India did well to end the Asian Games 2014 at Incheon with 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals after a relatively poor start to their campaign. However, it was the Sarita Devi controversy that hogged all the limelight in the India camp.
Competitors originally from Africa have swept to five gold medals in seven races in the first two days of the Asian Games athletics, blowing away their native Asian competitors.
With just one gold in the first five days of Asian Games 2014, Indian fans have not had much cheer from Incheon.