Yashpal Sharma Dies at 66, Live Updates: Tributes Pour in for 1983 World Cup Winner

Yashpal Sharma Dies: Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup in England.

Born in Punjab in 1954, Sharma represented Haryana, Railways, and Punjab in domestic cricket and went on to play 37 Tests and 42 ODI for India. He made 1606 Test runs at 33.45 with the best of 140, while in ODIs he made 883 runs at 28.48 with the best of 89.

Sharma registered three of his five highest ODI career scores in the 1983 World Cup. He top-scored in three big wins for India playing the defining knock in these matches – in their tournament opener, a potential Quarter-Final, and the Semi-Final.


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