The deliberate efforts taken to move out of the comfort zone and chart a new course yielded great dividends for 'SKY'.
The duo will need to attain and maintain top form during the ICC World Cup if India are to repeat the trimph achieved by Dhoni and his men at Mumbai 12 years ago.
The action of Harsh Mankad in not lending support to the proposal for removal of the term 'Mankading' merits applause and praise.
One hopes that the success Haaland has achieved spurs a wave of enthusiasm for football in Norway and the nation is able to develop a successful side capable of mounting a serious campaign in the FIFA World Cup during the next few years.
Here's a review of the best and low points in the world of sports in the past 12 months.
In many aspects, Lionel Messi's career carries a remarkable semblance to that of Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketing legend from India.
If the early indications are any sign, Abrar Ahmed and Saud Shakeel could serve Pakistan cricket with distinction.
'Bazball' does not guarantee success in every match; but by removing the fear of failure from the minds of players, it helps to create an environment that builds confidence and breeds excellence.
During T20I series against New Zealand, Sanju was denied a chance to avoid 'chopping and changing'while this logic was turned on its head to drop him after a game in the ODI series, after just one match.
Their improved performance has laid to rest the myth that they are inferior to the sides from other parts of the globe.