Aamir Sohail Vs Venkatesh Prasad 1996 World Cup Quarterfinal Match
Let’s stop talking about current cricket matches and rewind to the quarterfinal match of 1996 world cup between India vs Pakistan. One of the most famous altercations in international cricket happened between Aamir Sohali and Venkatesh Prasad during this match at Bangalore and this is one incident which a die-hard cricket fan will never forget.
Chasing an imposing target of 288 the opening pair of Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar added a brisk 84 runs in 10 overs with Sohail putting a good score on the board. He smashed a delivery from Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad through the covers for four and both players exchanged words and glares with Sohail unnecessarily pointing his finger aggressively at Prasad. In the very next ball Sohail attempted a similar shot but Venkatesh Prasad tricked him with a slower delivery and the ball hit the stumps. This resulted in a huge roar from the audience and also pumped up venkatesh prasad to use aggressive words and gestures as well. After the fall of Sohail the other batsman did not come good with their bat and followed Sohail back to the pavilion in quick succession. Eventually India won the match thus registering a thumping victory and the incident till date remains one of the most remarkable comebacks by a bowler against any batsman in international cricket.
Venkatesh Prasad, Ajay Jadeja and Navjot Singh Sidhu (Sixer Sidhu) are generally considered to be more aggressive while playing against Pakistan.