One of the heroes of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, Yashpal Sharma has breathed his last earlier today due to a cardiac arrest. He suffered attack at around 7:40 am after coming home from morning walk.
He has represented India in 37 Test matches, scoring 1606 runs at an average of 33.45 including two centuries. Yashpal Sharma also featured in 42 ODI matches for India.
The former cricketer from Haryana added substance to India’s middle-order from 1979 to 1983. An ideal man for a crisis, Yashpal could blunt the edge of any attack with solid defence, and though he might not have been a very attractive batsman to watch, none could argue against his value to the side.