8. Retirement of the Indian stalwarts:
In 2015, the Indian duo of Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan bid adieu to international cricket. Both the players were great servants of Indian cricket and inspired millions of people across the globe to take up the game of cricket. Viru was a destructive opener who raised the standards of the game to a sky-high level with his aggressive style of play and showed the world that even an attacking batsman in the whites can average almost 50 and win matches for his nation consistently. While Zak with fox cunningness and mastery over the arts of pace bowling emerged as the most successful quick for India since the era of the great Kapil Dev. The news of their retirement left their fans in agonizing pain who will never be able to witness their heroes in the Indian jersey again.