- Yashpal Sharma, a member of Team India that won the 1983 World Cup, passed away
- Yashpal passed away at the age of 66, Kapil Dev wept on TV after remembering
- Dilip Vengsarkar also got emotional, Arun Lal said – looked very fit
Former cricketer Yashpal Sharma has passed away at the age of 66. He was a member of the team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1983. Later he was also a selector in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. On the death of Sharma, his teammate and captain of the team of 83, Kapil Dev’s eyes became moist. He told in a conversation with a channel that he had met Yashpal only last week.
Kapil Dev said, “I still feel that this is not true. I can’t understand it… We just met last week… and were very good natured, playing sports We all together. We cannot fight with God’s will. Yes, we will definitely ask God today, don’t do this…”
Looks very strange. I can’t handle myself. I am in Mumbai. I am going straight to Delhi by taking a flight. Just say that Rest in Peace… We love you Yash!
Kapil Dev, former captain of the Indian cricket team
Yashpal, who played 37 Tests and 42 ODIs, was the second highest run-scorer for India in the 1983 World Cup. A few days ago, he had also shared a clip of the World Cup on his Twitter account, in which he had won the match against England.
Gaekwad used to call Yashpal ‘Badam’
Arun Lal said that he has learned a lot from Yashpal. Anshuman Gaekwad said Yashpal used to hit ‘long sixes’. Gaikwad said that he cannot believe that this has happened. He also narrated the story of Yashpal’s ‘Badam Connection’. He used to eat soaked almonds and then used to show Jauhar in the field. Gaikwad told that he used to call him ‘Badam’.
Sharma was the hero of 1983 World Cup
Former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar said that he does not understand how to react. Vengsarkar said that he also met Yashpal last week and he looked quite fit. He said, “Such an accident would happen…Never thought it would happen.” Vengsarkar and Yashpal have played a lot of cricket together.
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