Yashpal Sharma: The entire cricketing world mourns the death of 1983 World Cup winner
Yashpal Sharma, who made a special identity in Indian cricket and the hero of the 1983 World Cup 1983 World Cup, died of a heart attack on Tuesday.
He was 66 years old. He is survived by wife, two daughters and one son. After the death of the Indian cricketer, fans and former cricketers are paying emotional tribute to this great cricketer by tweeting.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted and wrote, Shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Yashpal Sharma ji.
Have fond memories of watching him bat during the 1983 World Cup His contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered, my heartfelt condolences to the entire Sharma family.
Shocked and deeply pained by the demise of Yashpal Sharma ji. Have fond memories of watching him bat during the 1983 World Cup. His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire Sharma family. pic.twitter.com/WBQ6ng2x8I
At the same time, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur expressed grief over the demise of former cricketer Yashpal Sharma and member of 1983 World Cup winning team.
Indias explosive batsman Sehwag also tweeted on his behalf remembering him, writing, "Very sad to hear about the demise of #YashpalSharma Paaji, one of the heroes of our 1983 World Cup victory, Heartfelt condolences, peace.
Commenter Harsha Bhogle has also remembered the great player by tweeting. Harsha wrote, Oh dear, very sad to hear about the passing of Yashpal Sharma,
who played such a big role in one of the greatest moments of Indian cricket #WorldCup1983. You left too soon..Condolences to his family.
Oh dear, so sorry to hear of the death of Yashpal Sharma who played such a big part in one of Indian crickets most glorious hours #WorldCup1983. Too early to go. Condolences to his family.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 13, 2021
Expressing grief over the demise, Union Minister Scindia wrote in a tweet, The great performance of former batsman Shri Yashpal Sharma ji in the 1983 World Cup is etched in the hearts of many cricket lovers including me,
my condolences to his family, loved ones and fans. heartfelt condolences.
Former batsman Shri Yashpal Sharma Ji’s spectacular performance in the 1983 World Cup is a memory etched on the hearts of many cricket lovers, including me. My heartfelt condolences to his family, loved ones & admirers. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/Bz6JnUlxjQ— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 13, 2021
Sad to hear the demise of my former team mate and friend #YashpalSharma! He was one of the main heroes who helped us lifting the 1983 world cup! May his soul rest in peace ?!— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) July 13, 2021
1983 World Cup fellow cricketer Krishnammachari Srikkanth has also become very hurt.
He also tweeted and wrote, Sad to hear the news of the passing of my former teammate and friend #YashpalSharma..
He was one of the main heroes who helped us lift the 1983 World Cup, may his soul rest in peace..
Very sad news of the untimely demise of Yashpal Sharma paaji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family and loved ones ?? #YashpalSharma— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 13, 2021
Kapil Dev also started crying after knowing the news of Yashpal Sharmas death, tears came out of his eyes on hearing the news of Yashpal Sharmas death on a private channel.
Shocking to hear about the passing of Yashpal sharma. One of the heroes of our first World Cup win. Condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 13, 2021
Yashpal scored 1606 runs in 37 Test matches and 883 runs in 42 ODIs in his international career.
He was never out for a duck in his 40 innings of ODIs. He also took a wicket each in both the formats.