Yashpal Sharma 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.
Very sad news broke out this morning when Yashpal Sharma passed away due to a heart attack. Yashpal Sharma was a part of the 1983 world cup squad which won the first ever cricket world cup for India. The 1983 world cup squad recently gathered together for an interview to celebrate the anniversary of the win back in 83. Yashpal Sharma was a part of the interview and seemed to be in good health.
Yashpal Sharma made his debut in 1978 and was very ahead of his time as he was a very aggressive middle order batsman. Playing aggressive cricket at that time wasn’t considered too heroic. Yashpal Sharma was a warrior for the team as he rose up to occasions when the team needed him. His best always came out when the team was down and that’s why Sunil Gavaskar also called him ‘The Crisis Man’. Yashpal Sharma played a very important role for India in the 83 world cup also. He managed to score240 runs in the tournament at an average of 34.28.
Yashpal Sharma even after retiring did not go too far from the game. He was the national selector between the years 2003 and 2006. He was also appointed as the selector for the Indian team in 2008 again. Yashpal Sharma also contributed to his state by coaching the U.P. team for the Ranji Trophy.
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