‘Crisis Man’ Yashpal Sharma, 1983 World Cup winner passes away after cardiac arrest

Sunil Gavaskar's 'Crisis Man' Yashpal Sharma, 1983 World Cup winner passes away after massive cardiac arrest

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.

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.

 

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.