‘Indira Nagar Ka Goonda Moment’: Venkatesh Prasad Perfectly Describes His Iconic Rivalry With Aamir Sohail

‘Indira Nagar Ka Goonda Moment’: Venkatesh Prasad Perfectly Describes His Iconic Rivalry With Aamir Sohail

The on-field rivalry between Prasad and Sohail during the 1996 World Cup quarterfinals have been one of the best cricketing moments in the history of the sport

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, December 31, 2023, 10:23 PM IST
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Venkatesh Prasad on his iconic rivalry with former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail | Credits: Twitter

Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad gave an apt response regarding his famous dismissal of Aamir Sohail during the India vs Pakistan match in the 1996 World Cup.

The on-field rivalry between Prasad and Sohail during the 1996 World Cup quarterfinals have been one of the best cricketing moments in the history of the sport. After Aamir Sohail slammed Venkatesh Pradesh to the boundary, he pointed towards the same direction suggesting he will hit the boundary there again.

However, Prasad kept his cool and in the next delivery, he shattered the stumps to leave Aamir stunned.

When a fan asked Venkatesh Pradesh on X (formerly Twitter) to describe the moment, he gave a perfect response.

"Indira Nagar ka goonda moment," former Indian pacer tweeted. This was the reference to his former teammate Rahul Dravid's phrase used in a commercial

Pakistan were chasing the target of 288 set by Team India in the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal. However, the Men in Blue managed to restrict Aamir Sohail-led side 248/9. The crucial wickets of Sohail (55), Saleem Malik (38) and Javed Miandad (38) turned the game around for Team India.

'What could've been': Venkatesh Prasad pens heartfelt note for Team India's 2023

Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Pradesh pointed out what could've been for India in 2023. On his X handle (formerly Twitter), Prasad tweeted that 'Men in Blue' dominated the World Cup but had a bad day in the final against Australia. He also pointed out India's sloppy performance in 2023 World Test Championship Final.

"It's been a year of 'What could have been' for Team India. Dominated the World Cup only to have a very bad day when it mattered in the finals. Lost the WTC finals as well. Travis Head was brilliant in both these games." the 54-year-old tweeted.

"Hope in the coming year, India starts winning Championships which has alluded them for more than a decade now. Wishing the best for Team India in the coming year and always," Prasad added.

India didn't have a good end to 2023 as they lost the opening Test of the two-match Test series against South Africa in Centurion.

Rohit Sharma-led side will look to kickstart 2024 with a win in the second Test against Proteas in Cape Town.

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