The right-arm medium-fast bowler was more effective on wickets that helped seam bowling and was remembered for his bowling combination with Javagal Srinath. Though he represented India for seven years, his meticulous bowling skills is still considered tremendous in history of Indian cricket.

Here are few Interesting facts about the former Indian pacer...

1. He took 96 wickets in 33 Tests at an average of 35 and claimed 196 wickets from 161 ODIs at an average of 32.3.

2. He claimed his best Test bowling figures of 6 for 33 against Pakistan in 1999 Test series in India. These figures included a spell of bowling in which he took 5 wickets for 0 runs.

3. He once took 10 wickets in a Test match in South Africa in December 1996. His only 10 wicket haul in Test.

4. In 1996 Cricket World Cup, he was for a four and openly sledged by Pakistan batsman Aamir Sohail. In reply, Prasad clean bowled Sohail on the very next ball.

5. Prasad was known for his slower deliveries and was one of its first proponents in world cricket.

6. He acted in the Kannada movie Sachin! Tendulkar Alla, released in 2014. He played the role of a cricket coach in the film.

7. He never opened the bowling for India in his career.

8. He won the Test cap at Edgbaston in the first Test against England. But in the second Test at Lord’s, he scalped five for 76 in the first innings and got his name up on the Lord's honours board. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their debut in this match.

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