New Delhi: Indian cricket team has proved its mettle all over the world. People in this country consider this sport to be a religion. But the story of a sport becoming a religion begins with the 1983 World Cup, when India surprised the world and won the title of world champion. Even today in the history of Indian cricket, people stop for a moment by remembering this day. But today is going to be a bit sad because we have given a star of this World Cup team today. Actually, former cricketer and World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma died on Tuesday after a cardiac arrest.
such was the career
Yashpal Sharma has played 37 Tests and 42 ODIs for India in his career. He has scored 1606 runs in Test cricket with 2 centuries. While 89 runs are recorded in ODI cricket. Yashpal Sharma’s debut in international cricket was in the year 1978 against Pakistan in the ODI match played in Sialkot. After this, the very next year, he also played his first Test match against England at the Lord’s ground, which is called the Mecca of cricket. Sharma played his last ODI in the year 1985 against England in Chandigarh and the last Test match against West Indies in Delhi in 1983.
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of former cricketer Yashpal Sharma. A member of the team that won India the World Cup for the first time in ’83, Yashpal ji was India TV’s cricket expert for many years. The cricket world has suffered a huge loss due to his departure. Humble tribute. @cricyashpal
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) July 13, 2021
Dilip Kumar made a career
Actor Dilip Kumar, who died on 7 July after a prolonged illness, was a major contributor to Yashpal Sharma’s career. Actually Dilip Kumar had helped a lot in making the career of a world champion player. Actually this player is Yashpal Sharma. Yashpal has been a part of the 1983 World Cup winning team. Yashpal himself has given the credit of this to Dilip Sahab many times. This disclosure about Dilip Kumar was made by Yashpal Sharma himself a few years back.
Spoke to BCCI
He had said in an interview, ‘I will have only one favorite actor till I am alive and you people recognize him as Dilip Kumar. But I call him Yusuf Bhai. If there is anyone who can make my career in cricket, it is Yusuf Bhai. Actually, once in a Ranji match, Dilip sahab saw Yashpal Sharma batting, only then he said that you bat very well, I have talked to BCCI for you.
Let us tell you that it has not even been a week since the death of Dilip Kumar, who was known as ‘Tragedy King’ in the Hindi film world and his admirer Yashpal Sharma has also said goodbye to this world. After making a distance from cricket, Yashpal Sharma was famous for his outspoken opinion on TV as a cricket expert.
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