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Yashpal Sharma passes away: India’s batting legend VVS Laxman joined other cricketers in mourning Yashpal Sharma’s death. Called the ‘Crisis Man’ for his ability to steer the innings batting in the middle-order, the 1983 World Cup winner passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a massive cardiac attack.

Hailing him as the World Cup hero, VVS Laxman said, “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.”

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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.

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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.

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.