Sharma, often known as Yashpal, was one of the members of the Indian national team who won the 1983 World Cup.

Yashpal Sharma passed away on Tuesday due to a heart arrest.

In a statement issued by the BCCI on Tuesday, they expressed sadness at the passing of a former India batsman and one of the greatest players to have ever donned the Indian national team uniform, Yashpal Sharma. Besides winning the World Cup in 2011 with India’s 2011 World Cup squad, Yashpal was also a notable national selector, who was part of the panel that selected the team. “I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Yashpal Sharma. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our sporting heroes. His middle-order batting, fine fielding, and likeability away from the field made him very useful “Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president, was cited as saying,

“He will always be recognized for his contribution to Indian cricket. My deepest sympathies go out to his family at this difficult time “Additionally, he said.

In addition, Ganguly also sent a tweet congratulating the cricket team that won the World Cup.

He went from being a good servant of Indian cricket to a great one in the space of two months.

“People will remember Yashpal Sharma because of his brilliant batting in India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He is widely regarded as being an architect of that historic victory as well as having an illustrious cricketing career. We stand in solidarity with the family and mourn the deceased, and we pray for the departed soul “Shah told us

He described him as a man who was never afraid of obstacles.

“Yashpal Sharma, who always fought for what he believed in, displayed the value of tenacity and team spirit for young cricketers to learn from. May his family be comforted.”

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