Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma has died of heart attack on Tuesday. Yashpal was one of the heroes in India s World Cup triumph in 1983. He performed a pivotal function within the victorious marketing campaign, scoring 240 runs at a median of 34.28 together with a match-winning 60 towards England within the semi-finals.
The 66-year-old former Punjab cricketer was considered a gifted middle-order batsman. In 37 Tests he performed for India, he scored 1606 runs with two centuries and 9 fifties. Yashpal made his debut in 1979 towards England.
Yashpal first hogged the limelight when he scored 260 for Punjab faculties towards Jammu & Kashmir faculties in 1972. Within two years, he was within the state staff and a member of the North Zone staff that gained the Vizzy Trophy. His first main innings in first-class cricket was a 173 within the Duleep Trophy for North, towards the South Zone which had Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Venkataraghavan.
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