Yashpal Sharma, a key member of the 1983 world cup winning team dies due to Heart Attack at the age of 66.
Yashpal Sharma dies of Cardiac Arrest
The former Indian batsman reportedly died of cardiac arrest at 7:40 am on 13th June 2021. Yashpal was one of the heroes in India s World Cup triumph in 1983. Yashpal was India’s second-highest scorer of the 1983 World Cup with an aggregate of 240 runs from 8 innings at an average of 34.28.
“Yes, Yashpal is no more with us. We just received the information from his family,” a former India teammate of Yashpal confirmed to PTI.
He was 66 and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. The former Punjab cricketer was regarded as a gifted middle-order batsman.
In a career spanning from 1979 to 1983, Yashpal played 37 Tests for India and scored 1606 runs with two centuries and nine fifties. Yashpal made his debut in 1979 against England and added substance to the Indian middle order.
He made his ODI debut earlier in 1978 against Pakistan while amassing 883 runs at an average of 28.48.
Yashpal first hogged the limelight when he scored 260 for Punjab schools against Jammu & Kashmir schools in 1972. Within two years, he was in the state team and a member of the North Zone team that won the Vizzy Trophy.
His first major innings in first-class cricket was a 173 in the Duleep Trophy for North, against the South Zone which had Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Venkataraghavan.
Cricketers Mourn for Yashpal Sharma
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2021
Very sad news of the untimely demise of Yashpal Sharma paaji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family and loved ones 🙏🏻 #YashpalSharma
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 13, 2021
Sad to hear the demise of my former team mate and friend #YashpalSharma! He was one of the main heroes who helped us lifting the 1983 world cup! May his soul rest in peace 🙏!
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) July 13, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 13, 2021
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 13, 2021