Birthday of Yashpal Sharma (Cricketer)
• Yashpal Sharma is a former Indian middle-order batsman who played for India at the turn of the 1980s. • In 1979, Yashpal Sharma toured England as part of the Indian World Cup squad, but didn't play any of the World Cup games. • Yashpal Sharma registered three of his five highest ODI career scores in the 1983 World Cup. He top-scored in three big wins for India playing the defining knock in these matches – in their tournament opener, a potential Quarter-Final and the Semi-Final. • Yashpal Sharma was a part of the 1983 World Cup winning squad and played a key role in India's success. In the first match against the West Indies, he top scored with 89 and was adjudged the Player of the Match, helping India win by 34 runs. He was again the top scorer with 61 against England in the semi-final, helping India win by 6 wickets.