Yashpal Sharma, a former Indian cricketer, died of a heart attack at the age of 66.

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By: Priyanka Sikdar

Last Update: 2021-07-14 13:00:59 IST

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Sharma was a member of India's World Cup-winning team in 1983 and appeared in 37 Test matches and 42 One-Day Internationals during his career. Yashpal scored 1606 runs in 37 Tests and 883 runs in 42 ODIs throughout his international career.

Yashpal Sharma, a former Indian cricketer, died of a heart attack at the age of 66.

Sharma was a member of India's World Cup-winning team in 1983 and appeared in 37 Test matches and 42 One-Day Internationals during his career. Yashpal scored 1606 runs in 37 Tests and 883 runs in 42 ODIs throughout his international career. In addition, he took one wicket in each of the two formats. He was most known for his stroke-filled half-century in the 1983 World Cup semifinal against England at Old Trafford, which will live in infamy.

Following his morning walk in New Delhi, Yashpal slumped at home. Kirti Azad, his former teammate, was among those who attended his cremation at the Lodhi Road crematorium.

He stayed active in coaching, commentary, and cricket administration after retiring. He was a national selector for two terms, from 2004 to 2005 and then again from 2008 to 2011. He was a member of the selection committee for India's World Cup-winning squad in 2011. He has served as an umpire and match referee in a number of domestic contests. He was most recently a member of the Delhi Cricket Advisory Committee.

Sharma left behind a wife, two kids, and a son.

 

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