Yashpal Sharma, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team, passes away due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning, according to family sources quoted by news agency PTI.
Sharma was a middle-order batsman who played in 37 Tests and 42 one-day internationals for India.
He was a key player of Kapil Dev’s World Cup-winning team in England in 1983.
Yashpal Sharma, India’s second top scorer in the tournament after Kapil Dev, with 240 runs in eight innings, including two half centuries.
In 1979, he made his Test debut for India during a tour of England, and he played his final 37 Tests in October 1983.
He hit an unbeaten century against Australia, while his highest Test score of 140 came against England in Chennai.
In Test cricket, he also amassed 1606 runs at an average of 33.45.
Sharma’s legacy in Indian cricket, however, will be defined by the significance of his contribution to the team’s World Cup victory in 1983.
Here’s the tweets from cricket fraternity
“Shocked and deeply pained by the demise of Yashpal Sharma ji. Have fond memories of watching him bat during the 1983 World Cup. His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered. My sincere condolences to the entire Sharma family.” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar
“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.” Tweeted Yuvraj Singh
“Heartbreaking to learn about the passing away of 1983 World Cup winner #YashpalSharma . My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Pray that his soul attain Sadgati, Om Shanti” Venkatesh Prasad also tweeted
“Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Yashpal Sharma paaji . Hero of our childhood because of his role in 1983 World Cup. Oam Shanti” R P Singh tweeted
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