Aamir Sohail Vs Venkatesh Prasad In the Quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup

Venkatesh Prasad Bowls Aamir Sohail in World Cup 1996

If you were old enough to be alive in 1996 and understand cricket, then you probably witnessed one of the most amazing cricketing duels in the history of the ODIs. Yes, that is what happened between Aamir Sohail and Venkatesh Prasad in the  Quarter finals of the 1996 Cricket World Cup. This was a charged match to say the least.

Aamir sohail was in top form along with Saed Anwar and the two had put in close to 100 runs for a second wicket partnership. Sohail took off on Prasad and clobbered him for a four. And then pointedly suggested to  him ” Dude, this is where i will hit the ball”  - see image

Aamir Sohail Points at Venkatesh Prasad After hitting a Four in the 1996 World Cup

Aamir Sohail Points at Venkatesh Prasad After hitting a Four in the 1996 World Cup

The very next ball was divine – Venkatesh Prasad clean bowled Sohail with a beauty  of a slow ball.

Venkatesh Prasad Bowls Aamir Sohail in World Cup 1996

Venkatesh Prasad Bowls Aamir Sohail in World Cup 1996

and showed Aamir Sohail the way out.

Aamir Sohail Bowled By Venkatesh Prasad After Hitting him for a Four in the 1996 World Cup

India evenutally won the match and went on to the semi-finals. See the full Video


Relive this – as the next semi-final match between India and Pakistan wil going to be ballistic and epic !!  Chose your pick on who will win!

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