2015 being the glorious year for Indian sports, 2016 brings in new challenges and new hopes. Olympics being the limelight of the year, there is a lot to look up to. But this can be a year which will witness some of the big names bidding adieu to the field. Let’s take a look at those names..

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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One of the most successful Indian Captains and the titleholder of multiple records, is about to start with the 2nd innings of his life. After his retirement from the Test format, his retirement from other formats has always been a talking point. A lot of speculations have already been made, but the man himself is in no mood to spill any beans. So as long as we have the liberty let us enjoy watching him in action.

 

Yuvraj Singh

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The survivor and the fighter himself! Let it be being at pinnacle of the career or battling for life with cancer, he has seen it all. This Punjabi Munda who just got engaged to the love of his life, might part his ways with his first one, cricket. Considering his not so consistent performance on the field, he is one of the expected retirements of 2016.

 

Harbhajan Singh

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The “Turbanator” who says he wants to play his last game at the Eden Gardens, has not yet planned when his last game would be. But considering his performances and also the age factor, this year can be his retirement year.

 

MC Mary Kom

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This female boxer has changed the beliefs about the women athletes in India. The mother of three kids have given some spectacular performances in her career of 16 years and of course the medal tally speaks for itself. Mary already announced her retirement after the Rio Olympics 2016. Post retirement she plans to focus full fledgedly on her boxing academy.

 

Sushil Kumar

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The wrestler who is eyeing his 3rd Olympic medal this year  has said this would be his last Olympics but will take the final call about retirement only after he is done with the Olympics.

 

Yogeshwar Dutt

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The Olympic medallist is preparing hard for another one this Olympic season as it will be his last one. The wrestler who was struggling with injuries in the last season is said to be retiring post Olympics.

 

Leander Peas

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The country’s Men’s Tennis ace is expected to put his competitive shoes at rest. He is one of the most consistent and confident tennis player that India has seen. His calm and composed play will be dearly missed by his fans.

 

Thank you for putting in such great effort and dedication and making our country proud. You all are true inspiration to the young  aspirants.