Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad has recently given a befitting reply to a journalist, who said that Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail’s dismissal in a 1996 World Cup quarter-final match was the speedster’s “only achievement in his career”.
However, Prasad took to Twitter and tweeted “Me to Aamir Sohail in Bangalore at 14.5- #IndiraNagarkaGunda hoon main” along with the screenshots of his verbal spat with the Pakistan player during the game. Sohail at first hit a boundary off Prasad and they had some words as well. And then the pacer had the last laugh as he cleaned up Sohail on the very next ball as well.
Prasad only achievement in his career 😜😁😁
— Najeeb ul Hasnain (@ImNajeebH) April 11, 2021
Nahi Najeeb Bhai. Had reserved some achievements for later. In the very next World cup in Eng in 1999 , took 5/27 at Manchester against Pakistan and they were unable to chase 228. God bless you.
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 11, 2021
Meanwhile, a Twitter user named Najeeb Ul Hasnain has replied to Prasad’s tweet: “Prasad only achievement in his career.” To which Prasad has replied: “Nahi Najeeb Bhai. Had reserved some achievements for later. In the very next World cup in Eng in 1999, took 5/27 at Manchester against Pakistan and they were unable to chase 228. God bless you.”
Prasad has so far played 33 Tests and 161 ODIs for India in his career span from 1996 to 2001. Meanwhile, he picked up 96 Test wickets and 196 ODI wickets as well and was a part of the Indian squad for the World Cups in 1996 and 1999 as well.
However, the altercation between two players has now become a familiar story to remember the intense rivalry between the two nations as well. Moreover, India won the 1996 quarter-final as well and they have remained undefeated against Pakistan in World Cup matches too. The two nations have last played during the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Currently, the players are playing in the 2021 Indian Premier League in India and two matches have already been done where both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings started with the defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals respectively. The third match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday, April 11 in Chennai.