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Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad was born on 5 August 1969 in Bangalore; Karnataka is a ex- Indian cricketer. He is the bowling trainer for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, having previously performed the same function for the Indian cricket squad from 2007 to 2009.

He made his first appearance in 1996. Mainly a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Prasad was noted for his bowling amalgamation with Javagal Srinath.

Prasad took 96 wickets from 33 Tests at an average of 35, and 196 wickets from 161 ODIs at an average of 32.3. Prasad was more efficient on wickets that assisted seam bowling even despite the fact that his best Test bowling figures of 6 for 33, attained in opposition to Pakistan in the 1999 Test series in India, came on a meek pitch in Chennai; these figures incorporated a spell of bowling in which he took 5 wickets for 0 runs. Particularly, he once took 10 wickets in a Test match in Durban, South Africa, in December 1996. It ruins his only ten wicket haul in Test cricket. Prasad also took five wicket drag in England, in 1996, in Sri Lanka, in 2001, and in the West Indies, in 1997.

Prasad took part in his final Test match in Sri Lanka in 2001. One of his finest jiffy came in 1996 Cricket World Cup when after being hit for a boundary and candidly sledged by Pakistan batsman Aamir Sohail; Prasad sparkling bowled Sohail the very next ball, (which many consider the turning point of the match).

APrasad resisted with injuries and dropping form towards the end of his profession. He was plunged from the Indian team after 2001 test series in Sri Lanka. Prasad tried disastrously to make a come back after that before retiring from all cricket in May 2005, having secured two Ranji Trophy challenges with Karnataka. He was made trainer of the India Under-19 Cricket team in January. He was the tutor of the U-19 team that finished runners-up in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup.

After the inadequate performance of the Indian Team in World Cup 2007, Prasad was allotted as the bowling coach of the team for the Bangladesh Tour in May. It was his come back to the Indian team after a span of 3 years.

On October 15, 2009, Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh were fired by the BCCI, which did not give any reasons for the abrupt clearance.