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Yashpal Sharma: 1983 World Cup winner passes away

By Arjit - July 13, 2021 - Last updated on Aug 23, 2021 03:59 PM Yashpal Sharma: 1983 World Cup winner passes away 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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..

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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.

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.

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