Top 10 Sports News: Yashpal Sharma passes away, PM Modi encourages players going to Tokyo


On Tuesday, Indian cricket fans suffered a major setback when Yashpal Sharma, the winning player of the 1983 World Cup team, died of a heart attack. Know what we're the top 10 sports news on July 13?

New Delhi. Very bad news came from the world of cricket on Tuesday. Indian cricket lost the World Cup-winning player Yashpal Sharma Death. From PM to veteran players mourned the death of Yashpal Sharma. PM Modi boosted the morale of the players going to Tokyo on Tuesday. PM Modi advised all the players not to come under the pressure of expectations. Pakistan captain Babar Azam created history on Tuesday and scored a brilliant century against England. Know Top 10 News of July 13 (TOP 10 Sports News).

1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma died of a heart attack on Tuesday. He was 66 years old. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son. Yashpal fainted after returning from his morning walk. He was cremated at the cremation ground on Lodhi Road. Among others, his former partner Kirti Azad was also present on the occasion. Yashpal scored 1606 runs in 37 Test matches and 883 runs in 42 ODIs in his international career. He was never out for a duck in his 40 innings of ODIs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma, describing him as an inspiration to teammates, fans as well as budding cricketers. The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter, 'Shri Yashpal Sharma Ji was a very dear member of the Indian cricket team including the famous 1983 team. He was an inspiration to teammates, fans as well as budding cricketers. I am saddened by his death. My condolences to his family and fans. om Shanti.'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a conversation with the Indian players going to the Tokyo Olympics, said that they do not have to be burdened with expectations, but aim to perform at their best. Modi held a virtual conversation with the Indian players going for the Olympic Games starting from July 23 to encourage them. He mentioned many memorable incidents in the life of the players and also asked about their experiences. He also mentioned the contribution of his parents in the journey of the players. He told the players, 'You do not have to be burdened with expectations. You have to give your hundred percent. The best wishes of the whole country are with you. I am sure you will make the country proud in Tokyo.'

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday that India will send a 228-member contingent, including 119 players, to the Tokyo Olympics. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with Olympic-going players, Batra told that out of 119 players, 67 are male and 52 are female participants. Batra said, 'The total number of the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics will be 228. There are 67 male players and 52 female players. We will challenge in 85 medal events. This will be India's largest-ever contingent in the Olympics.

UEFA's official squad for the tournament announced on Tuesday included five players from European champions Italy, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Robert Lewandowski were left out. The attacking trio of Federico Chiesa (Italy), England's Raheem Sterling, and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku has been included in this team. Cristiano Ronaldo and Czech Republic's Patrick Schick scored the same five goals each in the tournament but UEFA's expert panel of 16 coaches and former players selected the Portuguese legend for the Golden Boot award.

West Indies captain Stephanie Taylor on Tuesday became the No. 1 batsman in the ICC ODI rankings, overtaking Indian captain and star batsman Mithali Raj. Taylor's stellar performance in the West Indies' five-wicket win against Pakistan in the first ODI at the Coolidge ground helped Taylor continue to top the rankings for all-rounders apart from batsmen. Taylor, who became the man of the match for taking 105 not out and taking three wickets for 29 runs, has gained in all three rankings. She removed Mithali from the top spot with a jump of four places in the batsmen's list.

Naved Alam, who was a member of Pakistan's Hockey World Cup-winning team, died in Lahore on Tuesday. A few days ago it was revealed that he was suffering from blood cancer. Naved was 47 years old. Alam, a key member of the 1994 World Cup-winning Pakistan team, was diagnosed with blood cancer a few days ago when he underwent a hospital check-up after falling ill.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed an Indian doctor from the UK to assist in the selection process for its medical panel chief. In March, Dr. Sohail Saleem had resigned after the controversy over the breach in the bio-bubble during the Pakistan Super League. Since then the post of PCB Medical Committee chief is vacant. A PCB official confirmed that an Indian doctor based in London and Dr. Zafar, a sports medicine specialist from Pakistan based in the UK, is part of the recruitment process.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored a century against England on Tuesday. Babar Azam scored 158 runs in the third ODI. Babar Azam made a world record with this century as well. He became the batsman to score 14 ODI centuries in the shortest innings.

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has reprimanded four senior national team players for a dispute over central contracts.

Senior players like former captain Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera, along with several other players in the team are also involved in a long-standing dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over central contracts. Ahead of the England tour, several Sri Lankan cricketers refused to sign contracts with the board due to salary disputes. He, however, later agreed to play against England on a tour contract.