Yashpal Sharma, a former Indian cricketer and part of the 1983 world winning team, has passed away. He died on Tuesday morning due to a heart attack. Yashpal Sharma’s age was 66 years.
Yashpal Sharma made his Test debut against England at Lord’s in 1979, while playing his last Test match in 1983. He made his ODI debut in 1978 and played his last ODI match in 1985.
Fellow players remembered Yashpal Sharma
Former Indian cricketer Madanlal, who played with Yashpal Sharma in the world winning team, said on the death of his teammate that he could not believe that this happened. We started the game from Punjab, then we played together in the World Cup.
Madanlal told that Kapil Dev and other members of the team have also been talked about, everyone is shocked by this news. Yashpal has left behind his wife, three children. Yashpal Sharma’s children study abroad. He has also been the national selector of the Indian cricket team.
Former cricketer Kirti Azad said that today our family is broken, Yashpal had set the agenda for 1983 World Cup victory. We had just met on June 25, then he was very happy. He was one of the fittest players in our team. According to Kirti Azad, when he returned from morning walk this morning, he had chest pain. After that he was taken to the hospital.
An important part of the world winning team…
Yashpal Sharma played a total of 37 Test matches for India, in which he scored 1606 runs at an average of 34. At the same time, Yashpal scored 883 runs in a total of 42 ODIs.
Yashpal Sharma was an important part of the team that won the World Cup in the year 1983. Yashpal Sharma played a brilliant innings of 89 runs in the first match played against West Indies in the World Cup, in which Team India won. Apart from this, Yashpal also scored 61 runs in the semi-final, when India defeated England.