Yashpal Sharma: Guts, Glory and Tickets for the 1983 Indian World Cup Campaign News Kilker News

Yashpal Sharma: Guts, Glory and Tickets for the 1983 Indian World Cup Campaign News Kilker News

“I shared a strange relationship with Malcolm Marshall. By the time I entered, he hit me in the chest at least twice,” said former Yashpal Sharma with a straight face as Feroz Shah Kotla had a tea on the floor. On Tuesday, as Indian Cricket lost its toughest soldier as a result of a massive cardiac arrest, it was impossible to remember what a nice person Yashpal was, even laughing when he was great at his expense. Yashpal was like that bridge between India’s huge ODI outfit (they participated in the 1979 World Championships, which they also lost in Sri Lanka) to become world champions and the country was followed by the ODI Revolution.

He didn’t have Sunil Gavaskar’s class, Dilip Vengsark’s Flair or Gundappa Viswanath’s Elegance, but anyone who knew “Yash pasji” would make sure Guts was personified.

Born in Ludhiana, Yashpal was one of those key horses for his homework when he scored 260 since he was a school cricketer (National School) in his time.

In the 70s she was the superstar of the battle of Punjab, the gate that Delhi or Mumbai always wanted to get.

Erapalli Prasanna, BS Chadrasekhar and S Venkataraghavan had 173 of the North Zone Duleep Trophy final, which he entered the national Reckoning.

An average of about 34 in two trials, two hundred, and less than 30 in 42 ODIs may give no idea of ​​the impact it had between 1980 and 1983, as its golden years as an automatic middle-order option.

During his interactions with Yashpal in the home games guidelines, Marshall highlighted his pride in front of bouncers and 145 plus inswingers.

“You know I got 63 in the Sabina Park test in 1983 (before the World Cup started) and when I finally got out, I got back in my dress, I opened my shirt and there were Malcolm. ka Pyaar ka nishaani (Marshall’s success was short-sighted). They were all great bowlers, but Malcolm was special. He was afraid, “they would remember.

“You never felt against that attack in the West Indies. You had to trust your Instincts and not let go of loose releases because such ships were rare,” a couple of reporters, including this correspondent, once asked him how he felt about dealing with this Caribbean Quartet.

The World Cup belonged to Yashpal, as it did to Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath or Roger Binny, and their performances often stand out more.

Kapil’s 175 absence from Tunbridge Wells is part of Sporting folklore, even more so as the BBC didn’t have that game good enough to be covered live or record notable Highlights. On the same day (June 18, 1983) the Pakistan Meeting was covered live.

Very few people remember that it was the 89th of Yashpal Sharma in the open World Cup game in Indian Traford against Old Trafford in the West Indies, which the team won in 32 races, setting the tone for things to come.

“You know, I contacted the BBC several times to see if they had a picture of that game. Actually, I was willing to pay at least 5,000 pounds if someone gave me a recording of that inning,” he once lamented. chat with reporters.

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He believed that Michael Holding, Marshall, Andy Roberts and Joel Garner scored 120 balls out of 89 balls against the West Indies attack which was his “best shot of the day”.

“Roger (Binny) helped me a lot that day and we were close to 250 when I thought I was away. So the bowlers had something in the Bowl. We won that game and that award was very special,” his 1983 stories were heard in a loop.

He was also the top scorer in Chelmsford’s last league game against the Australian team, but the entries that made him immortal in the memory of Cricket fans in the 80s are 61 that are not in the semi-final against England.

This match was shown live in India by Doordarshan and Yashpal entered the collective consciousness of the Indian fans forever, never to disappear.

“Yash was very methodical, an old-school test player. But that day, Viv Richards did it. He shuffled off-stump and hit a ball like Bob Willis for six people,” longtime North Zone teammate Kirti Azad said. he almost drowned while talking to PTI.

“The other six were making their way to the end of the leg and hit Paul Allott straight.

“And how I forgot to throw his ” Ravi Jadeja ” from the short leg to the end of the non-striker when I was Allan Lamb bowling,” Azade recalled.

His almost-forgotten other entry in 72 was against New Zealand in Adelaide, in 1980 when he hit Gary Troupe on the left arm of the Black Caps in three of the six.

It’s not a bad time to visit YouTube and watch the ” Channel Nine ” clippings.

In fact, Yashpal joined the national Reckoning as a sharp Punjabi bat that occurred in the mid-1970s to see how the late Dilip Kumar landed in Mohan Meakin (Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad) Punjab Uttar Pradesh.

Recently, after Dilip saabHe ended up reminding Yashpal how the veteran actor came to him and told him he would talk to someone in Mumbai to acknowledge his talent.

Much later he learned that the thespian had mentioned his talent to his friend Raj Singh Dungarpur, one of the top men in Indian Cricket.

He was incredibly proud to be a member of India’s election committee in 2004 when he chose the starter Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Bangladesh tour and the North Zone selector also took the same man to India for the 2011 World Cup Gloria.


Asked if he was playing an exhibition match with his teammates in 1983, he joked, “Sure, but please arrange an ambulance as well, as they are all elderly citizens, with weak knees, weak hamstrings, and long backs.”

Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev will remain the Heroes forever but all Heroes will always need strong support like Yashpal Sharma.

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