Yashpal Sharma Biography: Early Life, Education, Career & Awards

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Yashpal Sharma played cricket for India, was born on August 11, 1954, and died on July 13, 2021, due to a fatal heart attack.

Yashpal Sharma Biography

Yashpal Sharma Early Life: The Indian cricket team that he was a part of won the World Cup in 1983. Between 1978 and 1985, he played in 37 Tests and 42 ODIs for India. India’s Crisis Man is how his colleagues referred to him. After scoring 260 for Punjab schools against Jammu and Kashmir schools in 1972, Yashpal Sharma first gained prominence.

He was a member of the North Zone team that won the Vizzy Trophy in just two years.

 Yashpal Sharma’s Career in Cricket

 On October 13, 1978, he made his one-day international debut against Pakistan.

During the tour matches, he scored 884 runs, averaging 58. He made his Test debut against England at Lord’s on August 2, 1979.

 Sharma scored his first Test century after scoring two in Kanpur. In the next Test at Calcutta, he struck 85 off 117 balls but appealed against the light with 3.4 overs left.

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His best first-class total was against Victoria. In 1981–82, he scored 140 against England in Madras. On the second day, he and Gundappa Viswanath scored 316 runs. Later in the inning, he hit a 50.

In India’s World Cup opener against West Indies, he scored 89. West Indies odds were 66-1. Sharma remembers Malcolm Marshall’s short-pitched bowling leaving bruises on his chest. Bollywood released 83 about this World Cup win.

In the semifinal win over England, he scored 61 runs, including a six off a Bob Willis yorker.

 Yashpal Sharma’s retirement

 When the Pakistanis came, he embarrassed his followers. He hit Viv Richards for four consecutive sixes during a three-day match in Amritsar. Two international defeats ruined his career. In four one-day matches the following year, he scored over 10 runs in one match.

Sharma left Punjab for Haryana in 1987–88. He worked two more years for Railways.

After retiring, he became an umpire and national team selector.

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 From 2003 to 2006, he was India’s head cricket selector. He kicked off the selection committee in 2005 for his backing of Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly over coach Greg Chappell during the turbulent period of Indian cricket between 2005 and 2007.

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India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup during his second spell as a selector. Later, he coached Uttar Pradesh Ranji.

In 2014, he was chairman of the Delhi cricket advisory council. 

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