Birth Anniversary of Venkatesh Prasad
• Venkatesh Prasad is a former Indian cricketer, born on 5 August, 1969 at Bangalore, India. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. • Venkatesh Prasad was known for his bowling combination with Javagal Srinath. • Venkatesh Prasad made his ODI debut in 1994 against New Zealand and Test debut against England in 1996. He took a five wicket haul in his second test match and had his name on Lord’s honours board. • Venkatesh Prasad had the ability to bowl slow cutters which troubled the batsmen. • In 1996, Venkatesh Prasad recorded his first and only 10-wicket haul in Test cricket against South Africa at Durban. • Venkatesh Prasad’s best performance came in a difficult pitch at Chennai in 1999, where he picked 6 for 33 in the 2nd innings against Pakistan. • Venkatesh Prasad’s most notorious moment in his career came during the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup quarter finals, when Pakistani batsman Aamir Sohail sledged Prasad after hitting him for a boundary. The very next ball, Prasad rattled the stumps and sent Sohail back to the pavilion. • Venkatesh Prasad was then appointed as senior team’s bowling coach after the disappointing performance in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.