Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad is celebrating his 53rd birthday on August 8, 2022, on Friday. He performed 33 Checks and 161 ODI’s for Group India from 1996 to 2001, the place he clinched 96 and 196 wickets respectively. After his cricketing profession was over, he turned to teaching. After the disappointing efficiency of the Indian Group in World Cup 2007, Prasad was appointed because the bowling coach of the group for the Bangladesh Tour in Could. It was his return to the Indian group after a span of three years. On 15 October 2009, Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh had been sacked by the BCCI, which didn’t give any causes for the unceremonious dumping. He was appointed as bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab. He was additionally the coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout their inaugural season in 2008.
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Nevertheless, the spotlight of Venkatesh’s profession was his battle in opposition to Pakistan’s Aamer Sohail. Prasad’s well-known send-off to Pakistan batsman Aamir Sohail within the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal match nonetheless stays one of the vital talked-about moments within the historical past of India-Pakistan cricket. Chasing 288, Sohail helped Pakistan get off to a brisk begin. Within the fifteenth over, he smashed a boundary off the previous India quick bowler and sledged Prasad by pointing a finger and the route through which he hit the ball. Prasad, throughout an interplay with R Ashwin on his Youtube present, revealed that had been phrases exchanged between him and Aamir, one thing that the previous Pakistan captain won’t ever settle for.
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“He got here down the observe and gave himself a little bit of room and hit me for a boundary, he confirmed his bat and confirmed his fingers in direction of the place the place he hit the bat” Prasad mentioned.
“He mentioned, he doesn’t settle for that however he advised me and I may hear him. We’re fairly shut, I had accomplished my follow-through, he mentioned ‘tujhe fir vahin marunga’ (I’m going to hit you there subsequent ball). I simply heard him say that, I simply used a few phrases and went again. There was quite a bit going via,” Prasad revealed.
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Notably, well-set batsman Sohail regretted difficult Venkatesh immediately as the previous India pacer knocked his off-stump off the very subsequent supply. No fan will ever overlook Prasad’s response after that – mouthing what can solely be imagined as expletives and gesturing Sohail animatedly to get out of the sphere.