Since so many days this man Srinivasa Gowda has been coming in the news. Well, this name doesn’t need any introduction right now. As people have started comparing him with India’s Usain Bolt after getting to know about his potential. He was even expected to appear for trials for a track event at Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru, Gowda has said he is not interested in the trials and will focus on Kambala only as of now. After knowing about him, Shashi Tharoor has highlighted him in a tweet calling him faster than Usain Bolt.
Well, that’s very surprising……Have a look at what Shashi Tharoor has tweeted
Faster Than Usain Bolt? Karnataka Man Running With Buffaloes Covers 100 Metres in Just 9.55 Seconds. I urge the Athletics Association of India to take this man under their wing & make an Olympic champion of him. Wonder how many hidden talents we have! https://t.co/G7jPE2zIng
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 15, 2020
He tweeted, “Faster Than Usain Bolt? Karnataka Man Running With Buffaloes Covers 100 Metres in Just 9.55 Seconds. I urge the Athletics Association of India to take this man under their wing & make an Olympic champion of him. Wonder how many hidden talents we have”.
Srinivasa is a Kambala Jockey
#WATCH – Srinivasa Gowda from Karnataka ran 100m in 9.55 seconds at a “Kambala” (buffalo race). He was faster than Usain Bolt who took 9.58 seconds to create a world record. pic.twitter.com/rrbf3lxnpn
— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 14, 2020
Srinivasa is 28-years-old ‘Kambala jockey’ who had run 142.5m in 13.62 seconds which is equivalent to 100m in 9.55 seconds. Bolt’s record is 9.55 seconds to run the same distance, which is a world record at the moment.
What is Kambala?
Kambala is a buffalo race where one needs to run with the buffalo. Srinivasa is a Kambala Jockey and he achieved this feat on February 1 and has been doing this for 7 years.
Experts told that there’s a difference between Bolt and Gowda’s running
Well, experts believe that there is a huge difference between running on tracks and muddy fields. The president of the Kambala Academy where Gowda was trained also denied comparing him to Bolt due to lack of accurate timings. While talking to TOI, he said,
“We are proud of him. In the 11 Kambalas held this season, he has won 32 prizes. We will not compare him to Usain Bolt because we cannot vouch for the accuracy of timings”.
Gowda is also surprised to receive such response
Even Gowda is surprised at how people are responding to him. He gave all the credit to his buffaloes.
“I love Kambala. The credit of my success should also go to my two buffalos. They ran very well. I chased them or drove them”.
Not easy to compare Bolt and Gowda together
It’s not easy to equate a race with buffaloes to that of one involving humans. So do the comparison between them is also not easy as both are different. But Gowda is giving the tough competition to Bolt.
Even Gowda himself agrees to the fact that Bolt is a world-class athlete and he was nowhere in comparison. And that’s true.
People have understood his talent and wanted the government to take note of this
While people have understood that there is a huge difference between his and Bolt’s run, they have shared the video on social media platforms asking the government to take note of his talent.
Do you know Kambala sport was banned a few years ago because of the cruelty inflicted on the buffaloes, but after some time the ban was lifted after passing the special legislation?