Sports Dest – Team India had many great bowlers in the ’90s. With whom a batsman used to mess up, he had to pay the price out of it. Yes, today we are going to tell you about one such bowler who was challenged by a Pakistani batsman. After this, the stumps were uprooted from the root of that batsman. Friends, the name of that bowler is Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad. Venkatesh Prasad has been a great bowler of India.
Venkatesh Prasad was born on 5 August 1969 in Bangalore, Karnataka. Venkatesh played Tests and ODIs for Team India. He made his debut as a right-arm medium pacer in 1994. Javagal Srinath’s bowling chemistry was very popular with Prasad at that time. An anecdote associated with him is still remembered in the cricket world.
His best moment came in the 1996 Cricket World Cup when Pakistan’s Aamir Sohail hit a four off his ball. Not only this, after hitting the boundary, Sohail pointed towards Prasad and showed the direction of the next shot. But Sohail was outnumbered by Prasad. Prasad uprooted Sohle’s stumps on the next ball and went down to the pavilion.
Let us tell you in the information, Prasad took 96 wickets in 33 Tests at an average of 35, and in 161 ODIs, he took 196 wickets at an average of 32.30. His best Test bowling figure is considered to be 6 out of 33 against Pakistan in the 1999 Test series. These figures included a bowling spell in which he took 5 wickets for 0 runs. Not only this, he is the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, who previously played a similar role for the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2009.