The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday expressed sadness at the demise of India’s World Cup-winning batter Yashpal Sharma. The 66-year-old died of a cardiac arrest early on Tuesday morning. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ganguly wrote, "Sad to hear the news of Yashpal Sharma… had the opportunity to work with him as captain, player and then on TV. A very important part of the 1983 win which showed young players like us dream of trophies. RIP.”
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who potrayed the character of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the acclaimed movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai at the age of just 34. Apart from Bollywood and his fans, the cricketing franternity too has been left stunned by the shocking turn of events.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has stated that he is willing to make a comeback provided there is proper communication from the selectors. The Baroda cricketer last played for India back in 2012 before announcing his retirement in January this year.
All-rounder Irfan Pathan has been ruled out of the upcoming Celkon Mobile Cup Tri-Series in West Indies because of a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old Pathan has been replaced by Bengal fast bowler Shami Ahmed.