Yashpal Sharma was a part of the Indian crew that gained the 1983 World Cup.© Twitter
The BCCI on Tuesday condoled the demise of former India batsman and World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma, saying the nation has “misplaced one among our cricketing heroes”. Apart from representing India 79 occasions within the worldwide area, Yashpal was additionally a distinguished nationwide selector, who was a part of the panel that picked the 2011 World Cup squad, which might go on to win the match. “I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Yashpal Sharma. We have misplaced one among our cricketing heroes. He was a priceless middle-order batsman, a pointy fielder and an affable individual off the sector,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying.
“His contribution to Indian cricket shall all the time be remembered. I prolong my condolences to his household on this hour of grief,” he added.
Ganguly additionally tweeted a message for the World Cup-winning cricketer.
Sad to listen to the information of yashpal Sharma ..had the chance to work with him as captain,participant after which on TV .An important a part of 1983 win which confirmed younger gamers like us dream of trophies..RIP
– Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 13, 2021
Secretary Jay Shah termed him an excellent servant of Indian cricket.
“Yashpal Sharma shall be remembered by all for his batting heroics in India’s 1983 World Cup profitable marketing campaign. Apart from being one of many key architects from that historic win, he additionally had an illustrious cricketing profession and can fondly be remembered for being an excellent servant of Indian cricket. The Board shares the ache and grief of the household and prays for the departed soul,” Shah mentioned.
Treasurer Arun Dhumal remembered him as a person who by no means shied away from challenges.
“A gritty batsman and a crew man, Yashpal Sharma by no means shied away from challenges and that high quality of his will proceed to encourage the upcoming cricketers. My heartfelt condolences to his household and family members.”
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