By now everyone knows who Srinivasa Gowda is. He is the 28-year-old from Karnataka who is being called the ‘Indian Usain Bolt‘ for running at an unbelievable speed at a ‘Kambala’ race in the state. He covered 100m in 9.55 seconds.
Everyone’s talking about him online including famous personalities like Randeep Hooda and Anand Mahindra who have taken note of his talent.
Anand Mahindra tweeted about him and requested Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to take note. Within a few minutes, the sports minister replied, ‘I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India is left out untested’.
And then barely four hours after that, replying to BJP’s National General Secretary’s tweet, Kiren Rijiju tweeted, ‘Yes @PMuralidharRao ji. Officials from SAI have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach the SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly’.
India will rise and shine the Indic way!
100 meters in just 9.55 sec is an amazing feat. Proper training to Srinivas Gowda will definitely help him to make name for the country. My best wishes.@KirenRijiju @CTRavi_BJP https://t.co/ImgR3W1v4W pic.twitter.com/2zaUTBpLYo
— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) February 15, 2020
Yes @PMuralidharRao ji. Officials from SAI have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly. We are team @narendramodi ji and will do everything to identity sporting talents! https://t.co/RF7KMfIHAD
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 15, 2020