‘His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered’ – Tributes pour in for Yashpal Sharma after his demise
Yashpal Sharma was a member of the victorious 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team.
Updated - Jul 13, 2021 1:09 pm
Today is a sad day for Indian cricket. Former Indian cricketer and a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team, Yashpal Sharma passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old.
In an international career that lasted almost a decade, Yashpal Sharma represented India in 37 Test matches and 42 ODI games. While he scored 1606 runs in the longest format of the game, Sharma scored 883 runs in ODI cricket. He scored 2 international hundreds in his career.
Yashpal Sharma scored a vital 61 for India in the semi-final of the 1983 World Cup and played an integral role in the Kapil Dev-led Indian side beating England with 6 wickets to spare in the semifinal. Sharma played his last international match for India in January 1985, against the England side. He scored 6 runs in his final innings in international cricket for his country.
Several cricketers react to the demise of Yashpal Sharma
And, several big names from the world of cricket have reacted to the demise of Yashpal Sharma. The great Sachin Tendulkar tweeted that he has had fond memories of seeing Yashpal Sharma bat and his contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered. Sharma’s teammate Kris Srikkanth tweeted that Yashpal helped India in lifting the 1983 World Cup.
While Virender Sehwag stated that Yashpal Sharma was one of the heroes of India’s 1983 World Cup win, Yuvraj Singh was saddened by the untimely demise of the former Indian cricketer. Venkatesh Prasad tweeted that he was heartbroken upon hearing about the demise of Yashpal Sharma. Irfan Pathan tweeted that Yashpal Sharma served Indian cricket as a selector as well.
Shikhar Dhawan was shocked to hear the passing away of Sharma, while the likes of Parthiv Patel and Anil Kumble offered their heartfelt condolences to Yashpal Sharma’s family. And finally, Laxmi Ratan Shukla tweeted that the cricketing world will miss the presence of Yashpal Sharma.
You can see the plethora of reactions from various Indian cricketers on Yashpal Sharma’s demise below
— Punam Raut (@raut_punam) July 13, 2021
Shocked and deeply pained by the demise of Yashpal Sharma ji. Have fond memories of watching him bat during the 1983 World Cup. His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered.
My sincere condolences to the entire Sharma family. pic.twitter.com/WBQ6ng2x8I
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2021
Shocked to hear about the passing away of a World Cup winner, Yashpal Sharma ji ! He served as an Indian selector too. Condolences to his family.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 13, 2021
Saddened to hear about Yashpal Sharma paji.. May God give strength to the family. Rest in peace .. 🙏
— Gurkeerat Mann (@gurkeeratmann22) July 13, 2021
Sad to hear the demise of my former team mate and friend #YashpalSharma! He was one of the main heroes who helped us lifting the 1983 world cup! May his soul rest in peace 🙏!
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) July 13, 2021
Infact way back in 1983 entire country's heart beat was pumping v high, yashpal sharma ji for sure played a v imp role in getting the cup home. From winning cups to being a cricket expert Sir u have mastered it all. Cricket will Always miss you sir🙏#RipYaspalSharmaJi Om Shanti🙏 pic.twitter.com/LDkXC1cpF6
— Laxmi Ratan Shukla (@Lshukla6) July 13, 2021
Shocking to hear about the passing of Yashpal sharma. One of the heroes of our first World Cup win. Condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 13, 2021
Disheartened to hear about sudden demise of YashpajI…a World Cup winner…..My condolences to the family 🙏🏻 #YashpalSharma
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 13, 2021
Rest in peace paaji .. very shocking to know! 🙏🙏 https://t.co/IJnXZvbNHw
— Barinder Sran (@sranbarinder) July 13, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 13, 2021
Heartbreaking to learn about the passing away of 1983 World Cup winner #YashpalSharma .
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Pray that his soul attain Sadgati. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/Cz0URjCTjY
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) July 13, 2021
Very sad news of the untimely demise of Yashpal Sharma paaji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family and loved ones 🙏🏻 #YashpalSharma
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 13, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2021