Yashpal Sharma, 1983 World Cup winning cricketer, dies of cardiac arrest

Yashpal Sharma, 1983 World Cup winning cricketer, dies of cardiac arrest

In 1972, Yashpal made his name first time when he scored 260 points for Punjab schools against Jammu and Kashmir schools.

Yashpal Sharma, a former Indian cricketer and and member of World Cup winner team in 1983, died of a heart attack on Tuesday.

Yashpal was a key figure in India's World Cup victory in 1983.

In his international career, Yashpal played 37 Tests, scoring 1606 runs, and 42 ODIs in which he scored 883, including a match-winning 61 in the 1983 World Cup semi-final.

He was the leading scorer in three major victories for India, including the tournament opener, a potential Quarter-Final, and the Semi-Final.

The 66-year-old former Punjab cricketer was regarded as a gifted middle-order batsman.

In 1972, Yashpal made his name first time when he scored 260 points for Punjab schools against Jammu and Kashmir schools.

During the early part of 2000, he was also a national selector.

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