The Government of India announced the awardees for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Arjuna Award for the year 2015. Sania Mirza became only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.
India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal made history by becoming the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships after defeating a stubborn Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17 in a women’s singles semi-final in Jakarta on 15 August.
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke announced his retire from International Cricket after playing the ongoing Ashes series. He has already retired from ODI cricket after the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
After knowing about the struggle being made by Inderjeet for training and equipment expenses without a job, Mahindra Group chairman and managing director, Anand Mahindra, chose to lend his support to the athlete.