In a country dominated by cricket, it’s good to be reminded that at least in Goa even the cows play football. A video of a cow determinedly shielding the ball from a group of nonplussed players on a dirt pitch went viral, with many on social media praising the cow’s skill.
Its close control was impressive, the ball seemingly stuck to its hooves. Eventually, one boy plucked up the courage to take the ball off the cow. His teammates started a rondo, passing the ball around and even over to the cow as it set off in single-minded pursuit. It only lasted a few passes before the cow got the ball back and the boys scarpered. Impressive defending, but how long before someone makes a video of a cow in West Bengal scoring a goal?