K. Srikkanth was not only Yashpal Sharma’s teammate during the triumphant World Cup campaign in 1983 but also worked with the late batsman as a selector that put together the 2011 Indian World Cup winning team.
In a chat with Sportstar, Srikkanth provided rare insight into Yashpal, the cricketer and the person.
Srikkanth said, “I am shocked beyond words at Yashpal’s sudden death. In fact we all met in New Delhi on June 25 for the 1983 World Cup book launch and he was in perfect health. My heart goes out to his family.”
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Srikkanth revealed, “We, the team members of the 1983 World Cup, have a Whatsapp group called ‘Forever Champions’ and Yashpal was a prominent member of that. Now we have lost him, but Forever Champions is eternal.”
The Chennai dasher recalled, “Yashpal was a pure vegetarian and was…