Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad looked in a fun mood on Twitter as a Pakistani fan tried to troll him for his tweet featuring Aamer Sohail and the 1996 World Cup incident.
Venkatesh Prasad has earlier put up a hilarious post on Twitter, trolling retired Pakistan cricketer Aamir Sohail with the ‘Indiranagar ka Gunda’ hashtag.
IndiraNagarkaGunda has been trending on Twitter after a recent TVC of Rahul Dravid went viral. In the ad, Rahul Dravid is seen losing his temper in the Bangalore traffic. Dravid, who is known as one of the nicest and most well-behaved human beings in the cricketing fraternity, looks the complete opposite in the ad.
There is the famous incident of Aamer Sohail and Venkatesh Prasad engaging in a heated moment on the field during the 1996 World Cup. Off the 5th ball of the 15th over bowled by Prasad, Sohail smashed him for a boundary.
The Pakistan batsman also gestured to the Indian bowler that he will hit him to the same place again angrily. Off the next delivery, Prasad cleaned up Sohail and gestured that Sohail should walk back to the dressing room.
However, a Pakistan journalist commented on the tweet and wrote: “Prasad only achievement in his career”.
Prasad, a former cricketer and bowling coach of the Indian team, gave it back to a Pakistan journalist, trying to mock him, in the classiest manner possible, on Twitter.
“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 responded to the journalist.
Even the fans became nostalgic and one of them even went on to say that it was the ‘Real Indra Nagar Ka Gunda Show’.
Venkatesh Prasad’s 3-Wicket Haul Allows India to Beat Pakistan in The 1996 World Cup
In the clash between India and Pakistan, Venkatesh Prasad scalped three wickets in his 10 overs and gave away 45 runs. Apart from scalping the wicket of Sohail, Prasad also dismissed Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq to tilt the match in favor of the Indian side.
Batting first, Team India scored a competitive total of 287/8 on board. Navjot Singh Sidhu was the catalyst of the Indian innings and scored a 115-ball 93. In reply, Pakistan could only manage to score 248/9 and lost the match by 39 runs. Sidhu won the Man of the Match award for his scintillating performance with the willow.