1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma died of Cardiac arrest on Tuesday. It is being reported that he had a major Cardiac Arrest in the morning today.

1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest

Yashpal Sharma was an explosive middle-order batsman who played during the 1970s and 80s. Middle-order batsmen represented India in 37 Test matches, scoring 1606 runs at an average of 33.45 including two centuries.

Yashpal Sharma first drew attention when he scored 260 for Punjab schools against Jammu & Kashmir schools in 1972. Within two years, he was in the state team, and a member of the North Zone team that won the Vizzy Trophy. His first major innings in first-class cricket was a 173 in the Duleep Trophy for North, against the South Zone which had Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Venkataraghavan.

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