Indian skipper Virat Kohli has recalled an famous incident between former pacer Venkatesh Prasad and Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail, during the 1996 World Cup quarter-final clash in Bengaluru.
While taking partt in a live Instagram session with Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri, Kohli termed this particular occasion as one of the most satisfying ‘bowled dismissal’ ever.
The dismissal took place during the second innings when Sohail smothered Prasad for a four through the covers and then the two got involved in a verbal spat, as the Pakistan batter pointed towards the boundary rope.
Sohail was then clean bowled, when attempting another aggressive shot, on the very next delivery. Pakistan would go on to lose that game and as a result got knocked out of the tournament.
“Where were you exactly when Aamir Sohail hit Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary… trash talked… and then saw his stumps sent for a cartwheel right the next ball?” Chhetri asked.
“I was at home. I celebrated in the same manner as I do today. For me, there is no clean bowled as satisfying as that in the history of the sport. It is one of the most iconic moments. Those memories are golden memories,” Kohli replied.
“That day, not many people in India would forget, regardless if you were a cricket fan or not,” Chhetri added.