His verbal slugfest with Venkatesh Prasad is well documented.

Former Pakistan batter Aamer Sohail was renowned for his aggressive batting in international cricket. He had a habit of taking on rival players. His verbal slugfest with Venkatesh Prasad is well documented. Chasing a target of 288 runs against India in the 1996 World Cup, Sohail went after the India bowlers and smashed Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary in the 15th over, and pointed his bat towards the bowler gesturing he will again hit a four on the next ball as well.

However, Prasad took revenge on the next ball and dismissed Sohail with a peach of a delivery. The former player recently opened up on the incident.

“There was no argument. There was nothing said. It was interpreted differently. They have to say something. There was no verbal exchange. The situation was such that Javed Miandad, being an extremely smart cricketer, he told us how to rile up the bowler when you think he is going to take charge. How to move him away from his focus, or his aims, or whatever he is thinking,” Sohail said in a video uploaded on Cricket Life Stories on Youtube.

Sohail also praised Prasad for getting him out when he was well set on 55.

“It was a good delivery he bowled, I was hoping it would be a short-pitched delivery that I would be able to hit it down the ground, it was not the case.

“But it was blown out of proportion. I was trying to unsettle the bowler because the situation was such. There was no word exchange, just a simple gesture, and people misconstrued in so many ways,” added Sohail.

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