Yashpal Sharma’s relations, stalwarts from the cricketing fraternity and everybody who arrived at Lodhi cremation floor on Tuesday afternoon to bid the final goodbye to him had one factor to say in widespread — this was no age to go. Sharma, former India participant and 1983 World Cup winner, died of coronary heart assault on Tuesday morning. He was 66.
Yashpal Sharma is survived by his spouse Renu Sharma, son Chirag Sharma and two daughters — Pooja Sharma and Preeti Sharma.
Former teammates like Madan Lal and Chetan Sharma, DDCA chairperson Rohan Jaitley and a number of other others got here to bid farewell to Sharma — one of many heroes in India’s triumph within the 1983 World Cup.
Yashpal Sharma performed a pivotal position within the 1983 World Cup, scoring 240 runs at a mean of 34.28 together with a match-winning 61 in opposition to England within the semifinal.
Madan Lal mentioned, “He was a peaceful, composed and easy individual. He was all the time centered on his recreation. Throughout the World Cup additionally, he used to focus simply on the sport and performed a significant position that led to India profitable the trophy.”
“I had lately met him at a e book launch. He mentioned he’s high quality and we by no means thought such a news would are available two-three days…this was no age to go, the entire fraternity is shocked,” Madan Lal mentioned.
Recalling his contributions to the cricketing world, former BCCI president CK Khanna mentioned, “I keep in mind that earlier than going to the World Cup, he was with State Financial institution of India as a deputy supervisor the place he helped a number of cricketers rise by the ranks and get employment.”
“As chairperson of the cricket advisory committee and as selector, he groomed a number of gamers in Delhi. He was all the time eager to serve cricket and was very completely satisfied when he was appointed nationwide selector,” Khanna mentioned.
Yashpal Sharma was the nationwide selector between 2003 and 2006. He performed an essential position within the revival of Sourav Ganguly’s profession and was vocal in opposition to the then coach of the Indian cricket crew Greg Chappell when the previous India captain was unnoticed of the crew.
“He was match and was specific about his weight loss plan. So it’s stunning that he handed away so quickly,” Khanna added.
Sharma’s pyre was lit by his son Chirag Sharma who research in London and had come every week earlier than to fulfill his father.
Dinesh Shukla, a relative who got here for the final rites mentioned, “he advised his son who’s learning in London to come back and meet him as he was lacking him. There was a deep connection and bond between them, so I suppose he referred to as him.”