Yashpal Sharma Death: Mourning over Indian sports world, many pay homage to Vahili Yashpalji | UP CM Yogi and Indian Sports Fraternity Pays Tribute to Former Indian Cricketer and 1983 World Cup team member Yashpal Sharma
Veteran Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma, a member of the team that helped India win the 1983 World Cup, has died. His demise has created an atmosphere of grief in Indian sports.
Yashpal Sharma passes away
New Delhi: Yashpal Sharma, a veteran cricketer in the history of Indian cricket and a former middle-order batsman, has died at the age of 66. Sharma died of a heart attack on Tuesday (July 13) morning. Yashpal was a key player in the team that won the 1983 World Cup, a milestone in changing the face of Indian cricket. His demise has sent shockwaves through the Indian sports world. Many veterans are mourning his departure. Yashpalji is survived by his wife Renu Sharma, two daughters Puja Sharma, Preeti Sharma and son Chirag Sharma.
As news of Yashpal’s demise spread, many in the Indian cricket world paid tribute to him. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also tweeted his grief. He said, “The death of the great cricketer and member of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian cricket team, Mr. Yashpal Sharma, is very sad. May Lord Shri Ram give peace to his soul. Also, give his family the strength to endure. ांति Peace!
The demise of eminent cricketer and member of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian cricket team Mr. Yashpal Sharma is very sad.
We pray to Lord Shri Ram to place the deceased soul at his feet and give strength to the bereaved relatives to bear this unfathomable sorrow.
– Yogi Adityanath (ogmyogiadityanath) July 13, 2021
Former veteran cricketers also paid tributes
Many veteran cricketers paid homage to Yashpalji. This includes Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Laxman and his teammate Shrikant. Tendulkar tweeted, “I am shocked to hear of Yashpal Sharma’s demise. His memories of the 1983 World Cup are fantastic. His contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered. My condolences to his family. “
Shocked and deeply pained by the demise of Yashpal Sharma. 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. pic.twitter.com/WBQ6ng2x8I
– Sachin Tendulkar (achsachin_rt) July 13, 2021
His teammate Krishmachari Srikanth, who played with Yashpal in the 1983 World Cup, tweeted, “I am saddened to hear the news of the death of my former teammate and friend Yashpal Sharma. He was a major hero in the 1983 World Cup. May God give peace to his soul. ”
Sad to hear the demise of my former team mate and friend #YashpalSharma! He was one of the main heroes who helped us lifting the 1983 world cup! May his soul rest in peace 🙏!
– Kris Srikkanth (risKrisSrikkanth) July 13, 2021
The IPL team also expressed grief
The IPL team has also taken to Twitter to pay tributes to Yashpalji. This includes two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB and Punjab Kings.
Sad news coming in. World Cup hero #YashpalSharma (1954 – 2021) passed away this morning.
KKR joins the cricketing fraternity in offering heartfelt condolences to the family pic.twitter.com/v1sZUUWHnl
– KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 13, 2021
We are saddened to hear the passing away of former India batsman and World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma.
Our deepest condolences to his family. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ECrfyJ1Axq
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) July 13, 2021
Extremely saddened by the demise of former Indian cricketer and one of the architects of the 1983 WC winning team.
Your contributions will always be remembered, Yashpal paaji pic.twitter.com/QpLxXErRW8
– Punjab Kings (unPunjabKingsIPL) July 13, 2021
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