Yashpal Sharma was half of the Indian staff that received the 1983 World Cup.© Twitter

The BCCI on Tuesday condoled the dying of former India batsman and World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma, saying the nation has “misplaced one of our cricketing heroes”. Apart from representing India 79 instances within the worldwide area, Yashpal was additionally a distinguished nationwide selector, who was half 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 of our cricketing heroes. He was a valuable middle-order batsman, a sharp fielder and an affable person off the field,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying.

“His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered. I extend my condolences to his family in this hour of grief,” he added.

Ganguly additionally tweeted a message for the World Cup-winning cricketer.

Secretary Jay Shah termed him an incredible servant of Indian cricket.

“Yashpal Sharma will be remembered by all for his batting heroics in India’s 1983 World Cup winning campaign. Apart from being one of the key architects from that historic win, he also had an illustrious cricketing career and will fondly be remembered for being a great 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 team man, Yashpal Sharma never shied away from challenges and that quality of his will continue to inspire the upcoming cricketers. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”



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