Yashpal Sharma: 1983 World Cup winner dies of Heart attack

Former Indian Cricketer and part of the 1983 World Cup winning squad dies of heart attack on Tuesday morning.
1983 Worldcup winner Yashpal Sharma dies of heart attack
1983 Worldcup winner Yashpal Sharma dies of heart attack

One of the great middle-order batsmen of India, Mr Yashpal Sharma passes away at 66. According to the latest reports, Yashpal Sharma suffered a massive cardiac arrest around 7:40 AM on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old former cricketer from Punjab was born on August 11, 1954, in Ludhiana. However, he has unmatched contributions to the Indian Cricket team during the late 70s and early 80s. Although he played as a middle-order batsman, he played a pivotal role in India's 1983 World Cup-winning team.

He played a memorable 89-run match-winning knock that handed the great West Indies team their first defeat at the biggest stage. Yashpal Sharma also played a 61 run match-winning knock in the World Cup Semi-finals for India against England.

Moreover, he wasn't done with cricket after his retirement. He played several crucial roles including umpire and selector — with the Indian cricket board (BCCI), Punjab and Haryana cricket. He also served as a cricket expert with India TV.

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