Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma passes away

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  • Yashpal Sharma, a member of the 1983 World Cup team, has died
  • Played in Tests and ODIs for India
  • He was a member of the boards of BCCI and Punjab Haryana.

New Delhi – Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma, who played in several matches, died at the age of 66. Yashpal Sharma died Tuesday after a heart attack. Yashpal was a member of the team when India won the World Cup in 1983. His wife is Renu Sharma. Pooja, Preeti and Chirag Sharma are the children.

Yashpal Sharma, a native of Punjab, was a notable player in the 1970s and 1980s. He was born in 1954 in Ludhiana. He played in 37 tests for India. He made his debut in 1979 against England. He has scored 1606 runs, including two centuries. He also scored 9 half centuries. He has played in 42 ODIs. He made his debut against Pakistan in 1978. He has scored 883 runs with an average of 28.48.

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Yashpal, a mid-level hitter, scored 11 runs in the 1983 World Cup final. India defeated the West Indies by 43 runs to win the match. Sharma was instrumental in India’s victory in the 2011 World Cup. He was then a member of the national team.

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He played in Ranji for Haryana and Railways. He scored 8,933 runs in 160 games. It has annotated 21 centuries. The highest score is 201. He was still active in cricket after his retirement. He also worked for the BCCI, Punjab and Haryana cricket boards. Yashpal Sharma is also known to cricket fans as a cricket expert on television.

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