Yashpal Sharma cricketer: Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup champ Yashpal Sharma has passed on of coronary episode on Tuesday morning. Yashpal was one of the legends in India s World Cup win in 1983. He assumed an essential part in the cup by scoring 240 runs at a normal of 34.28 including a game dominating 60 against England in the semi-finals.
He was 66 and is made due by his better half, two girls and a child. The previous Punjab cricketer was viewed as a skilled center request batsman. In a vocation traversing from 1979 to 1983, Yashpal played 37 Tests for India and scored 1606 runs with two centuries and nine fifties. Yashpal made his introduction in 1979 against England and added substance to the Indian center request.
Yashpal previously hoarded spotlight when he scored 260 for Punjab schools against Jammu and Kashmir schools in 1972. Inside two years, he was in the state group and an individual from the North Zone group that won the Vizzy Trophy. His first significant innings in top notch cricket was a 173 in the Duleep Trophy for North, against the South Zone which had Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Venkataraghavan.
Previous India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar communicated shock at his partner’s downfall. The 1983 crew had met uninvolved of a book dispatch two or three weeks prior.
“It is unfathomable. He was the fittest among us all. I had asked him that day when we met what about his daily schedule. He was a vegan, teetotaller, used to have soup for his supper and specific about his morning strolls. I’m simply stunned,” Vengsarkar told PTI.
“As a player, he was a legitimate group man and a warrior. I affectionately recollect the 1979 Test against Pakistan in Delhi. We both had an organization which assisted us with saving the game. I knew him since my college days. Still can barely handle it,” he added.
In Ranji Trophy, where he addressed three groups — Punjab, Haryana and Railways – , Yashpal played 160 matches hoarding 8,933 runs which included 21 centuries with a most elevated score of 201 not out.
He was an umpire as well and remained two or three ladies’ ODIs. The multi-layered previous player additionally filled in as mentor of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji group.
“He revealed to me that day we met that I had shed pounds. We had an incredible get-together. I recollect the absolute first game in the 1983 World Cup playing the strong West Indies with those quick bowlers, he set the plan and we dominated that match,” said previous partner Kirti Azad.
“He was again phenomenal in the elimination round hitting Bob Willis for a six. These days individuals say (Ravindra) Jadeja hits stumps routinely yet so did Yashpal. He was a livewire on the field and would hit stumps constantly,” he reviewed.