Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma passed away due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. The late cricketer played a pivotal role with Kapil Dev in winning the World Cup against WI in England in 1983. Heartfelt tributes have been pouring in for the ace cricketer from every corner. Recently, while speaking with Pinkvilla, filmmaker Kabir Khan remembered Yashpal and said he was quite excited to show him his upcoming film 83.
Mourning over the sad demise, the director stated, "it's really sad, terrible and shocking," adding that they received the news in the morning. He was quoted as saying, “They have all become family for us, as we have spent so much time with them. He was a very important contributor, and in fact there are two matches where without his contribution India would not have gone ahead.”
Kabir Khan also mentioned that he was really excited to show Yashpal what they have done with his character in 83.
“Actor Jatin Sarna has played him brilliantly, and it's sad that we couldn’t show him that part. I always saw him as one of the fittest and a strong-looking man for his age. He was famous in the team for being someone who was strong, always eating almonds - it really comes as a shock,” Kabir Khan concluded.
A few hours ago, while paying his last respects, Ranveer Singh shared a monochrome picture of Yashpal Sharma from his early days with a ‘heartbroken’ emoji. Jatin Sarna also penned a long emotional note, expressing his disbelief over Yashpal Sharma’s sudden demise.
“This is not done sir, no not fair and god you too not fair. Yashpal sir can't believe, you can not leave so soon abhi toh paari baaki thi, Abhi toh mulakaat baaki thi aapke ghar aana tha milne mujhe, Saath mai film dekhni thi aapke, aapke expression dekhne thae.. Yash paah yash paah karke chillana tha sabne sabko pata chalna tha kon hai ye sher, sir....@yashpalsharmacricketer you will be remembered, History will never forget you,” reads his post.
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