Top Performances Of The Decade
The decade saw plenty of top performances unfold. Here are a few of them in pictures. (All images courtesy: AFP/BCCI)
In 2009, Roger Federer became the first male player to win 15 Grand Slam titles when he won the Wimbledon men's singles final.
In 2010, Sebastian Vettel, aged 23 years and 134 days, became the youngest-ever F1 champion when he won his first title with Red Bull.
In 2010, India hosted 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and registered their best-ever medal haul in tournament's history with 101 medals, including 39 gold.
In 2011, India won the 50-over World Cup, after a gap of 28 years, under MS Dhoni's leadership.
In 2012, wrestler Sushil Kumar clinched sliver at London Olympics and became the only Indian athlete to win two individual Olympic medals.
In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar bid farewell to cricket after a 24-year long international career.
In 2013, India lifted 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and MS Dhoni became the only skipper to win all three major ICC tournaments.
In 2014, MS Dhoni announced retirement from Test cricket in the middle of the Australia Test series in December.
In 2015, Australia won the 50-over World Cup for the fifth time as they thrashed New Zealand in the final by seven wickets.
In 2016, USA dominated the Rio Olympics as Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian with a total of 28 medals, including 23 gold.
In 2016, Virat Kohli scored 973 runs including four centuries in the ninth season of Indian Premier League.
In 2017, Real Madrid won their 12th Champions League title as they thrashed Juventus 4-1 in the final.
In 2018, France proved to be too good for Croatia as they registered a comfortable 4-2 win in the final of FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In 2019, England clinched their maiden 50-over World Cup as they beat New Zealand in a thriller at Lord's.
In 2019, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to clinch World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara in the final.
In 2019, India defeated the West Indies by four wickets in the 3rd ODI in Cuttack to end the decade on a winning note.