Venkatesh Prasad performed 33 Assessments and 161 ODIs for India.© AFP
Former India quick bowler Venkatesh Prasad responded to a journalist, who mentioned Prasad’s dismissal of Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail in a 1996 World Cup quarter-final match was the Indian’s “solely achievement in his profession”. Prasad tweeted “Me to Aamir Sohail in Bangalore at 14.5- #IndiraNagarkaGunda hoon predominant” together with screenshots of his verbal spat with Sohail throughout the recreation. Sohail had some phrases to say to Prasad after hitting the Indian pacer for a boundary. Prasad got here again to dismiss Sohail on the very subsequent ball.
Prasad solely achievement in his profession
— Najeeb ul Hasnain (@ImNajeebH) April 11, 2021
Nahi Najeeb Bhai. Had reserved some achievements for later. Within the very subsequent World cup in Eng in 1999 , took 5/27 at Manchester towards Pakistan and so they have been unable to chase 228. God bless you.
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 11, 2021
A Twitter person named Najeeb Ul Hasnain, who has “Sports activities Anchor & Analyst” in his bio, replied to Prasad’s tweet: “Prasad solely achievement in his profession.”
Prasad was fast to reply: “Nahi Najeeb Bhai. Had reserved some achievements for later. Within the very subsequent World cup in Eng in 1999, took 5/27 at Manchester towards Pakistan and so they have been unable to chase 228. God bless you.”
Prasad, who has additionally served as India’s bowling coach prior to now, performed 33 Assessments and 161 ODIs in a profession spanning from 1996 to 2001.
He picked up 96 Take a look at wickets and 196 ODI wickets and was a part of the Indian squad for the World Cups in 1996 and 1999.
The altercation with Sohail has now grow to be a stuff of cricket folklore, recounted many a time to recollect the extraordinary rivalry between the 2 geographical neighbours.
India went on to win the 1996 quarter-final as nicely and so they have remained undefeated towards Pakistan in World Cup matches.
The latest India-Pakistan cricket match was performed throughout the 2019 World Cup at Previous Trafford in Manchester.
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