INDIA SHINING India shined in boxing, tennis, badminton and chess, beating the age-old thought that only cricket rules the country.
The world over, every sport attained a new high, brought glory and lived upto the spirit of sportsmanship.
MASTER BLASTER SACHIN Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar speaks during a news conference in Mumbai on November 13, 2009. Tendulkar, who holds the record for most runs and centuries in test and one-day international cricket, will complete 20 years in international cricket on November 15, 2009.
THE LITTLE STAR India's Saina Nehwal kisses her medal after beating China's Wang Lin during their women's single final match at Djarum Indonesia Super Series badminton tournament at Istora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on June 21, 2009.
WHAT A PUNCH? Olympic men's middleweight boxing bronze medalist Vijender Kumar (L) and Abbos Atoev of Venezuela fight during thei r AIBA Middleweight (75Kg) World Championships men's semi-final boxing match in Milan on September 11, 2009.
SPEECHLESS MOMENT Leander Paes (L) of India celebrates with his doubles partner Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic after they won the men's doubles event at the US Open tennis tournament in New York on September 13, 2009. Paes and Dloughy defeated Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Mark Knowles of Bahamas.
THE BRAINSTORMER World chess champion Viswanathan Anand attends a promotional event of National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) in Hyderabad, India on June 20, 2009.
IPL WINNER TEAM Members of the Deccan Chargers celebrate after being presented with the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg on May 24, 2009. The Chargers defeated the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the final.
WELCOME HOME Members of the Afghan cricket team arrive in Kabul on February 3, 2009. Afghanistan's national cricket team arrived home on Tuesday to a modest but ecstatic crowd after reaching the final stage of the 2011 World Cup qualifiers.
HOLD ME Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against
Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England on April 22, 2009.
STYLISH ENOUGH Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham sports a new haircut as he stands at attention for the US national anthem before facing Houston Dynamo during the Major League Soccer (MLS) Western Conference Final in Carson, California on November 13, 2009.
CATCH IT! Manchester United's goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar makes a save against West Ham in their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park in London on February 8, 2009.
CELEBRATION TIME Manchester United's Carlos Tevez is sprayed by champagne as he celebrates after winning the English Premier League
title with a draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England on May 16, 2009.
KISS THE TROPHY Lucas Glover of the US kisses the trophy after he won the US Open golf championship on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York on June 22, 2009.
STRIKE HARD Tiger Woods of the US watches the ball on the 17th hole in round two of the Australian Masters golf tournament in Melbourne on November 13, 2009.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR Retired tennis stars Steffi Graff (L) of Germany and Andre Agassi of the US kiss at the net after finishing a charity exhibition match on the sidelines of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris on June 6, 2009. Agassi and Steffi took part in the exhibition match on the 10th anniversary of their Roland Garros victories to raise money for a charity.
I HAVE DONE IT! Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in their quarter-final
match in the Paris Masters tennis tournament November 13, 2009.
FOR A PERFECT SERVICE Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their match
at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2009.
TOUGH GIRL US tennis player Serena Williams returns to Belarus' Victoria Azarenka during their match
at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2009.
THANKING GOD Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish F1 Grand Prix
at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona on May 10, 2009.
LOOKS THAT CAN KILL Michael Phelps of the US reacts after setting a world record in the men's 100m butterfly
swimming final at the World Championships in Rome on August 1, 2009
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