Anju Bobby George
Anju's relay team win gold: Anju Bobby George and the women's relay team won the expected titles to swell India's gold medal tally to four as the 16th Asian athletics championships concluded with China atop the standings.
Sania Mirza's climb to the ATP rank: Sania Mirza's climb to the ATP rank of 34 from 132 in 2005 is a combination of determination and talent.
Sania had become the first Indian woman to make the third round in Grand Slam singles at the Centenary Australian Open before losing to Serena Williams, who went on to win the title.
Narain Karthikeyan: Narain Karthikeyan makes his Formula 1 debut in Melbourne.
Sharad Pawar elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI): Union Agriculture Minister and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar was elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for 2005-06 at its 76th annual general meeting.
Australian Cricket Team
The Cricket Champs: The Australians continued their dream run throughout 2005 and no nation could match them either in the test or one-day version of the game. Their professionalism combined with their immense talents helped them demolish all opposition teams at every tournament.