‘We have lost one of our cricketing heroes’: BCCI mourns the demise of World Cup-winner Yashpal Sharma | Cricket

BCCI have despatched their tribute to 1983 World Cup-winner Yashpal Sharma, who died on Tuesday because of a cardiac arrest. The 66-year-old breathed his final in New Delhi. Sharma, who represented the nation in 37 Checks and 42 ODIs, scored 2,489 runs in worldwide cricket. He additionally had 2 a whole lot and 13 half-centuries to his identify.

He was a key member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning facet. A superb fielder and a gutsy right-handed batsman, Sharma was India’s second-highest run-getter within the event, scoring 240 runs which included two half-centuries – a courageous 89 in India’s opening recreation towards West Indies and a match-winning 61 within the semi-final towards England.

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He performed 160 First-Class matches and scored 8933 runs along with 1859 runs in Record A cricket. He additionally served as a nationwide selector from 2004 to 2005 and later from 2008 to 2011.

“I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Yashpal Sharma. We have now misplaced one in all our cricketing heroes. He was a beneficial middle-order batsman, a pointy fielder and an affable individual off the sphere. His contribution to Indian cricket shall all the time be remembered. I lengthen my condolences to his household on this hour of grief,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly mentioned whereas sending his tribute.

“Yashpal Sharma shall be remembered by all for his batting heroics in India’s 1983 World Cup profitable marketing campaign. Other than being one of many key architects from that historic win, he additionally had an illustrious cricketing profession and can fondly be remembered for being a terrific servant of Indian cricket. The Board shares the ache and grief of the household and prays for the departed soul,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.

“A gritty batsman and a crew man, Yashpal Sharma by no means shied away from challenges and that high quality of his will proceed to encourage the upcoming cricketers. My heartfelt condolences to his household and family members,” BCCI’s Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal mentioned.

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