Former World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma died due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was living with his wife, two daughters, and a son. The former player played a crucial role in making Team India win its maiden World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev.
Yashpal Sharma was a stupendous cricketer of his time. He was well known for his amazing half-century against England in the 1983 World Cup. He finished the game as the highest scorer of the match with 61 runs. Also, Yashpal Sharma stitched a match-winning partnership with Mohinder Amarnath of 92 runs that guided Team India to the final of the 1983 World Cup.
Yashpal Sharma Is No More, Dies Due To Heart-Attack
The former player scored 2489 runs at an average of 28.48 in his illustrious cricket career of 37 Tests and 42 ODIs. His first-class cricket stats are quite interesting as he amassed 8933 runs with a best of 201* runs in 160 appearances for teams.
The cricketing fraternity was left shocked after everyone came to know about Yashpal Sharma’s demise. Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal said that he cannot believe that Yashpal Sharma is no more in the world. He was a bit shattered and revealed that Kapil Dev informed him about the same.
“Can’t believe that he is no more. I have a lot of memories of him. We started off from Punjab, played the world cup with him. Just now Kapil called. Everyone is shocked now. His cricket career is the best. We met at a book launch recently. I can’t believe it. He is survived by his wife and 3 children. His son is in London for studies. Close relatives are in Ludhiana,” Madan Lal said.
Yashpal Sharma even held the post of the selector of Team India for a few years and did justification with the role offered to him by the BCCI.