Paymentz launches a limited-edition coffee table book

Commemorating the victory of the 1983 Indian Cricket team, Paymentz - one of India’s premiere payment gateway platforms in association with the 1983 Indian Cricket Team launched a limited-edition coffee table book - The 1983 World Cup Opus recently.

Ace cricketers Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Sandeep Patil, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Sunil Valson, Dilip Vengsarkar along with PR Man Singh graced the occasion. Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar were present virtually. Renu Sharma and Preeti Sharma, wife and daughter respectively of Yashpal Sharma were also present at the grand launch.

Anupam Vassa (Founder & Chairman, Paymentz), Amoolya Vassa (Founder & Managing Director, Paymentz) and Mubashir Patel (Director, Paymentz) believe that being a part of the ‘1983 World Cup Opus’ is an honour for Paymentz, and it is only the beginning of the company’s involvement in the sporting industry and recognition of cricket legends.

Celebrating the forever champions, a special tribute was made to Yashpal Sharma, one of the great architects of the 1983 World Cup. The video homage created by Paymentz showcases Sharma's unforgettable moments in the cricketing history. Featuring his wife, two daughters and son along with 1983 cricket squad and manager PR Man Singh, the video homage was truly an emotional moment for standing ovation for the champion. Loved ones described him as an ever-smiling man who dressed immaculately and also regarded him as one of the finest storytellers who could seamlessly transport you to a bygone era.

Yashpal is best remembered for his performances in India's first World Cup win and especially for his knock of 61 against England in the 1983 World Cup semi-final. He aggregated 240 runs at an average of 34.28 to return as the second-highest scorer for India behind skipper Kapil Dev in the tournament. 

The country and the fraternity worldwide mourned his loss on July 13, 2021 to a cardiac arrest at the age of 66.


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