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Member Of The Iconic 1983 World Cup Winning Team Yashpal Sharma Dies Of Cardiac Arrest , Tributes On Twitter

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India’s 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in New Delhi. He was 66 and is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

“Yes, Yashpal is no more with us. We just received the information from his family,” a former India teammate of Yashpal confirmed to PTI.

In his international career, Yashpal played 37 Tests, scoring 1606 runs, and 42 ODIs in which he scored 883. He was known for his gutsy attitude and his stroke-filled half century in the semifinal against England in the 1983 campaign at the Old Trafford will forever be etched in the public memory. He was also a national selector during early part of 2000.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his grief as he wrote, Shri Yashpal Sharma Ji was a much beloved member of the Indian cricket team, including the legendary 1983 squad. He was an inspiration for teammates, fans as well as budding cricketers. Anguished by his passing away.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur expressed grief over the demise of former Cricketer Yashpal Sharma & a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team.

Thakur tweeted his condolences as he wrote , Saddened by the passing away of ace cricketer & 1983 World Cup winning member Sh Yashpal Sharma. He had an illustrious career & was India’s second-highest run getter at the 1983 World Cup. He was also an umpire and national selector. His contribution won’t be forgotten.

Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary too tweeted his condolences

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