Former India cricketer and World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma passes away

By | July 13, 2021

Former India cricketer and World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma passes away

Former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma passed away on morning of 13 July at age of 66 due to cardiac arrest in Delhi.

He was a member of India’s World cup-winning 1983 squad.

He was born in Ludhiana, in state of Punjab and made his international debut in 1978. He played in his first Test in 1979 against England at Lord’s.

In his international career, Yashpal played 37 Tests, scoring 1606 runs, and 42 ODIs in which he scored 883.

Not to forget, his first-class games, where he scored 8933 runs.

He was known for his gutsy attitude and his stroke-filled half century in the semifinal against England in the 1983 campaign at the Old Trafford will forever be etched in the public memory. He is the first cricketer from the batch of 1983 to pass away.

After retiring from international cricket, Yashpal also took up refereeing and umpiring for a while. He was also a national selector during early part of 2000.

With inputs from PTI

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