The explosive middle-order batter, Yashpal Sharma was born on 11 august 1954 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Yashpal Sharma was also named the “Crisis Man for India”. He was a right-handed batter and right-arm bowler.
Yashpal grabbed the attention of selectors when he scored 260 runs against schools of Jammu and Kashmir. Future Yashpal played for Punjab, Haryana, and the Railways.
Yashpal debuted his first test against England in the year 1979 and he finished his last test match in the year 1983 against West Indies. He played his first ODI in the year 1978 against Pakistan and the last ODI in the year 1985 against England. He played a total of 37 test matches and 42 ODI matches.
From 2003 to 2006 Yashpal was the selector of the Indian cricket team but was kicked off the selection committee in 2005. He accused coach Chappell of doubting his honesty and tampering with squad selection after being suspended from the national selection committee ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka in 2005. Chappell stated “He was unhappy that he lost a position that he obviously wanted to maintain,” she continued, “and he was frustrated that he lost a job that he definitely wanted to keep.” I had nothing to do with his losing his job, but he needed to vent his frustrations on someone.”
In 2008 he was again appointed as the selector of Indian cricket for the tenure of 4 years till 2011. Later in he became the coach of Uttar Pradesh for the Ranji Trophy.
In the year 2000, BCCI organized a day-night benefit cricket match in his honor.
Yashpal Sharma died on 13 July 2021 due to a heart attack.
Bollywood Film titled as 83 has been released in the cinema showcasing the victory of India’s first win at the Lord’s. The role of Yashpal Sharma is played by Jatin Sarna and director by Kabir khan.