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Most satisfying bowled: Kohli on Prasad dismissing Sohail in 1996 World Cup

Indian captain considers the dismissal as one of the most iconic moments

Most satisfying bowled: Kohli on Prasad dismissing Sohail in 1996 World Cup PHOTO: AFP/YouTube Screengrab

Indian captain Virat Kohli has made an interesting revelation about the infamous battle between the Men in Blue former pacer Venkatesh Prasad and Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail, during the 1996 World Cup quarter-final match in Bengaluru.   

While talking to Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri during an Instagram live session, Kohli termed this particular occasion as one of the most satisfying bowled dismissal of all-time. 

The incident took place during the second innings when Sohail smacked Prasad for a four through the covers and then had a verbal spat, while pointing towards the boundary rope.

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The Pakistan opener was clean bowled, when attempting another attacking shot, on the very next ball. The Men in Green went on to lose that match and were 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.

Kohli has played 86 Tests for India, scoring 7240 runs at an average of 53.62. In ODIs, the right-hander has 11867 runs from 248 matches and in T20Is, the India captain has 2794 runs from 82 outings.