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Member of 1983 World Cup-winning team Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest

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New Delhi: India’s 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma died on Tuesday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest here.

He was 66 and is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.


“Yes, Yashpal is no more with us. We just received the information from his family,” a former India teammate of Yashpal confirmed.

In his international career, Yashpal played 37 Tests, scoring 1,606 runs, and 42 ODIs in which he scored 883 runs.

He was known for his gutsy attitude and his stroke-filled half century in the semifinal against England in the 1983 campaign at the Old Trafford will forever be etched in public memory.

He was also a national selector during early part of 2000.