YASHPAL Sharma Passes Away: ‘Crisis Man’ Former India batsman Yashpal Sharma, the 1983 World Cup winner passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a massive cardiac attack. The middle-order batsman is known for his exploits in the 1983 World Cup. Called ‘Crisis Man’ for his steady batting and ability to rescue the innings by Sunil Gavaskar, he was India’s one of the stars in the 1st ever World Cup win. He was 66.
The 1983 WC winner Yashpal Sharma sir was a bundle of energy. It’s heartbreaking to learn that he is no more. Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers with his family #YashpalSharma pic.twitter.com/sPNeqtvBOm
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) July 13, 2021
YASHPAL Sharma Passes Away: He had a wonderful cricketing career spanning over a decade. During his career, he played 37 Tests, scoring 1,606 runs and 42 ODIs, scoring 883 runs including two centuries. he finished as the second-highest scorer of the world cup. India stars recently celebrated the 38-year anniversary of 1983 World Cup win in England.
“Yashpal Sharma passed away around 7:40 in the morning due to cardiac arrest. He was declared dead on arrival,” sources close to the family told ANI.
Shocking to hear about the passing of Yashpal sharma. One of the heroes of our first World Cup win. Condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 13, 2021
Shocked and pained to learn about the sudden demise of Shri Yashpal Sharma. He will always be remembered for his knock of 89 runs against West Indies, which provided impetus to India’s world cup journey in 1983 and his overall contribution for #TeamIndia.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 13, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2021
Really heartbreaking to know that Yashpal paaji is no more. May God give his loved ones strength to cope with this loss. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tDZwzwSilu
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 13, 2021
Oh dear, so sorry to hear of the death of Yashpal Sharma who played such a big part in one of Indian cricket’s most glorious hours #WorldCup1983. Too early to go. Condolences to his family.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 13, 2021
Shocked to hear about the passing away of a World Cup winner, Yashpal Sharma ji ! He served as an Indian selector too. Condolences to his family.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 13, 2021
Devastating news of the passing of Yash Paaji. He was one of the hero’s of 1983 World Cup winning team and was a very affable person. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Thoughts and Prayers. Om Shanti🙏 pic.twitter.com/k4EB3fz0fU
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 13, 2021
Saddened by the passing away of ace cricketer & 1983 World Cup winning member Sh Yashpal Sharma.
He had an illustrious career & was India’s second-highest run getter at the 1983 World Cup. He was also an umpire and national selector. His contribution won’t be forgotten.
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/fhra6UcngV
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 13, 2021
YASHPAL Sharma Passes Away:Yashpal had made his debut for India in 1978 against Pakistan in Sialkot. He scored 11 runs off 26 balls as Pakistan defeated India by eight wickets. The 66-year-old former cricketer played his first game in the longest format in 1979 against England at Lord’s.
YASHPAL Sharma Passes Away:The right-handed batsman played 37 Tests and 42 ODIs for India, scoring 1606 and 883 respectively in the formats. The right-handed batsman played a key role in India’s 1983 World Cup win. He had scored 11 runs in the final as India registered a historic win over West Indies. Yashpal played his last game in international cricket in 1985 during the West Indies tour of India.