Former Indian batsman Yashpal Sharma, who was also a member of the Kapil Dev-led World Cup-winning team, died today after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Yashpal represented India in 37 ODIs and 42 Tests and was a crucial part of the Indian middle-order from 1979-83. He also served as a national selector for a couple of years and was reappointed to the panel in 2008.
He made his ODI debut earlier in 1978 against Pakistan while amassing 883 runs at an average of 28.48.
"Can't believe that he is no more. I have a lot of memories with him. We started off from Punjab, played world cup with him. Just now Kapil called. Everyone is shocked now. His cricket career is the best. We met in a book launch recently. I can't believe it. He is survived by his wife and 3 children. Son in London for studies. Close relatives in Ludhiana," Former cricketer Madan Lal said.