Nearly a week after the Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar’s death, netizens were shocked to hear the news of World-Cup Winning Cricketer Yashpal Sharma’s demise due to cardiac arrest.
The gutsy world-cup-winning cricket player, Yashpal Sharma, passed away at the age of 66 while leaving behind his family of 2 daughters and a son, along with wife Renu Sharma in tears and remorse.
The finest middle-order batsman was born in Ludhiana in the year 1954, August 11. He was a representative of India in 1942 during the One-day Internationals held where he scored a whopping 883 runs. He is renowned for his stroke-filled half-century in the semifinal match played against England in the 1983 campaign, held at Old Trafford.
Sharma also made his ODI debut against Pakistan in the year 1978. With his international debut taking place a year later after that, in 1979 against England, Sharma is known to have played 37 tests for India, scoring around 1606 runs with two centuries and nine fifties. His contributions thus made for the country will always remain ingrained in the people’s minds and memory.
People all around the nation were shocked to hear the news of a fit individual like him to have met his end out of the blue. As the sources suggest, Sharma collapsed in his home after he returned from his daily morning walk. Dilip Vengsarkar, former Indian Cricket Captain, voiced his remorse and shock on his sudden demise by remarking on how remarkably health-conscious of an individual was he.
Vengsarkar continued to talk about his fitness and said how he and other teammates of the 83 batch were expecting him to live for more than 100 years.
Hearing the news of this spectacular cricketer’s demise, popular figures came forefront to voice their shock, remorse, sadness, and also pay their deepest condolences. Prime minister Naredra Modi tweeted, “Shri Yashpal Sharma Ji was a much beloved member of the Indian cricket team, including the legendary 1983 squad. He was an inspiration for teammates, fans as well as budding cricketers. Anguished by his passing away. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Right after this, Sachin Tendulkar paid his respects to the deceased cricketer, glory of our nation, through the following words. “Shocked and deeply pained by the demise of Yashpal Sharma ji. Have fond memories of watching him bat during the 1983 World Cup. His contribution to Indian cricket shall always be remembered. My sincere condolences to the entire Sharma family.”
So sorry to hear about #YashpalSharma Paaji ‘s passing away, one of the heroes of our 1983 WC win. Heartfelt condolences. Om Shanti.- said Virender Sehwag while expressing his sadness on the same.
Not only stars and famous personalities, fans and countrymen are equally saddened and shocked at his death too. They are wishing for the family’s strength and well-being in these times of hardships. Although the near acquaintances have revealed that Sharma was a proud father of 2 daughters, one of them being a doctor, and one son.