- Yashpal Sharma, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, died of a heart attack on Tuesday.
- It was Yashpal Sharma who revealed about the contribution of Dilip Kumar in his career.
- Dilip Kumar recommended the name of Yashpal to Rajsingh Dungarpur.
Recently Yashpal Sharma condoled the death of Dilip Kumar. Yashpal Sharma revealed that it was Dilip Kumar who suggested his name to a big cricket selector. Yashpal Sharma got a place in the Indian team only on the advice of Dilip Kumar. Yashpal Sharma said that he correctly remembered that Dilip Kumar had recommended his name to Rajsingh Dungarpur. After that Yashpal Sharma got a chance to play in the team and his life changed.
Kabir Khan’s upcoming film ’83’ is based on the 1983 World Cup victory. The film stars Kapil Dev as Ranveer Singh and Yashpal Sharma as Jatin Sarna. Yashpal Sharma scored 1606 runs in 37 Tests for India. His highest score was 140 and his average was 33.45. In ODI cricket, Yashpal Sharma scored 883 runs in 42 matches at an average of 28.42.