2017 was a memorable year for Indian sport, with notable achievements in cricket, badminton and football, among other sports. Here are ESPN India's top 10 most read stories of 2017:
1. A story that 'transcends' sport
At 36, in the twilight of a career interrupted by cancer, Yuvraj Singh is an unusual entrant in ESPN's World Fame 100 list. Or maybe not.
2. Postcard from Pyongyang
Bengaluru FC media manager Kunaal Majgaonkar writes exclusively for ESPN about the team's visit to North Korea for the AFC Cup fixture against April 25 Sporting Club.
3. The night to be a Roger Federer fan
Roger Federer fan and ESPN India editor-in-chief Sambit Bal wears his heart on his sleeve and celebrates arguably the most emotional of all tennis finals, that of Federer over Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open, a match that ended an almost five-year-long wait for the Swiss' 18th Grand Slam singles title.
Read: A night to be swept away
4. Football an identity for North-East India
Football has been more than a sport for India's north-east region; it has given people an identity. And Aizawl's stunning I-League run offers a lesson in building the sport from the grassroots.
5. Reliving Prakash Padukone's 1980 All England win
Prakash Padukone speaks to ESPN's Nagraj Gollapudi and breaks down his triumph at the All England Championships in 1980, "the greatest win in Indian badminton".
6. India's U-17 World Cup report card
India needs more leagues, more games, more coaches too for the sport to improve, say experts, after India played and hosted its first ever FIFA tournament, the U-17 World Cup
7. The most recognisable sports fan in India
ESPN's Susan Ninan meets Sudhir Gautam, the Sachin Tendulkar fan now supporting his badminton team.
Read: Paint my love
8. Anand is world champion again
ESPN's Susan Ninan on how Viswanathan Anand's title win at the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh gives him a much-needed boost at the end of an otherwise forgettable year and shows why the 48-year-old can't be counted out just yet. A day later, Anand also won bronze in the World Blitz Championship.
9. Prannoy pulls off two upsets in return from injury
In only his second match since returning to the international circuit after a nearly three-month-long break, HS Prannoy pulled off the upset of the Indonesia Open Superseries, beating Lee Chong Wei 21-10, 21-18 before pulling off another upset by beating China's Chen Long in the quarterfinals.
10. Tom Alter, one of the world's good men
"As one of its good men, Tom Alter always told us the world was a better place than we thought it was," writes ESPN's Sharda Ugra after Alter's death.