- The former cricketer suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday morning
New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma, who was part of the team that picked up the World Cup in 1983, passed away after a massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He was 66.
Sharma is survived by his wife Renu, daughters Puja and Preeti and son Chirag.
Born in Ludhiana on August 11, 1954, Sharma was a middle-order batsman. He played in the late 70s and 80s.
His ODI debut was in 1978 against Pakistan, where he scored 883 runs.
He made his Test debut against England at Lord’s in 1979. He had scored 1,606 runs in 37 Test matches that he had played. This included two centuries and nine 50s.
He had also represented Haryana and Railways in Ranji.
After retiring from cricket, Yashpal Sharma was seen in different roles with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He served as an umpire for some time as well as a selector for the national team from 2003 to 2006. He was also the coach for Uttar Pradesh Ranji team.
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