Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad joined in on the #IndiranagarKaGunda social media trend after Rahul Dravid’s viral advertisement as he tweeted a picture of his epic encounter with Pakistan’s Aamir Sohail. Notably, the duel took place in the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal where the Men in Blue edged Pakistan to secure a place in the semi-finals. However, a Pakistani fan tried to insult Prasad by saying that Sohail’s wicket is the bowler’s only cricketing achievement. The former Karnataka cricketer saved his best response for this troll.
Prasad reminded the Twitter user named Najeeb ul Hasnain about his brilliant spell against Pakistan in the next edition of the World Cup which prevented their opponents from chasing down a modest total. “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 wrote in a killer tweet which is now going viral on the internet.
Check out the Twitter exchange here:
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
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