Sachin Tendulkar: Ending days of speculation, the legendary cricketer Dec 23 decided to retire from One-Day Internationals. The timing was a bit surprising since it came moments before the team for Pakistan was announced. It was not the way Tendulkar's fans would have expected him to end his 23-year-old illustrious career. Nevertheless it was a momentous year for the batting great, who completed 100 centuries in March during the Asia Cup in Dhaka.
Sushil Kumar: The wrestler from Najafgarh on the outskirts of Delhi created history by becoming the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals. Sushil had won the bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and clinched the silver in London. He also won the gold medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships in the 66kg freestyle category. The 29-year-old was also India's flag bearer at the London Olympics opening ceremony.
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar