Former India cricketer gains 20 times followers in a day after joining ‘IndiraNagarkaGunda’ trend

It is worth noting that Venkatesh had posted a picture of his famous send-off to Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail from the 1996 ODI World Cup.
Aditya Kumar Author

Updated - 12 April 2021 5:07 pm

Venkatesh Prasad

Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad has got a massive boost on the number of his Twitter followers after using the latest trend ‘#IndiraNagarkaGunda’ in one of his tweets. His Twitter account, which was created just 4 days back, has now been noticed widely by the fans.

It is worth noting that Venkatesh, one of India’s premium fast bowlers during the latter half of the 1990s, had posted a picture of his famous send-off to Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail from the 1996 ODI World Cup. Through the post, Venkatesh had joined the ‘#IndiranagarKaGunda’ social media trend following Rahul Dravid’s latest advertisement.

The TV commercial and the #IndiranagarKaGunda trend had already hogged the limelight and when Venkatesh, the newcomer on the microblogging website, joined the trend, Twitterati hailed his post, recalling the indelible moment from the 1996 World Cup.

Here is what Venkatesh had posted:

More than 20K followers in a day for Venkatesh

The tweet in no time went viral and so far more than 94,000 people have liked it, while 13,400 have shared it on the platform. The love from fans saw a massive gain in the number of Twitter followers of Venkatesh. The former India pacer, who had just somewhere around 1000 followers before the post, now has more than 22,700 followers.

Read More: Venkatesh Prasad shares ‘Indiranagar ka Gunda meme’, shuts down Pak sports anchor in style

Venkatesh played 33 Tests and 161 ODIs for India and picked up 96 and 196 wickets, respectively. He played from 1996 to 2001.