Yashpal Sharma, a previous Test batsman of the Indian cricket team and an individual from the 1983 World Cup-winning group, died at his home in Noida on Tuesday. He was 66 and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. Sharma suffered a heart failure subsequent to getting back from his morning walk and inhaled his last at around 7.30 am.
The right-handed batsman, who was the foundation of India’s Middle Order in the 1983 World Cup, played 37 Test matches, scoring 1606 runs and scoring 883 runs in 42 ODIs. He additionally played 160 five-star matches representing Punjab, Haryana, and Railways and scored 8933 runs.
Yashpal Sharma previously drew when he scored 260 for Punjab schools against Jammu and Kashmir schools in 1972. Within two years, he was in the state team and a member of the North Zone team that won the Vizzy Trophy. His first crucial innings in top-of-the-line cricket was a 173 in the Duleep Trophy for North, against the South Zone which had Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Venkataraghavan. However, he missed the visit to Australia that followed promptly subsequently…
A 99 runout in the Irani Trophy the next year got Sharma a place in the team to Pakistan a few weeks later. He played two one-day matches in the visit. He went to England in 1979 as a part of the team that played in the World Cup. He didn’t play in any match but showed up in 3rd Tests in the series that followed. He scored 884 runs at a normal of 58 in the visit matches. But, he is best recalled internationally for his showing in India’s first World Cup triumph in 1983. He was the second-highest run-scorer for India in the tournament after caption Kapil Dev. Yashpal scored 240 runs in the World Cup at a normal average of 34.28.