Cow playing football.
A cow playing football in India. Image Credit: Twitter

  • A viral video of a cow playing football in India went viral and many people shared it on social media.
  • Many tweeps found it funny.
  • The cow is seen trying to chase a football and ultimately plays with it. 

Dubai: Did you know, cows like to play football? Confused? A hilarious viral video doing the rounds confirms the same.

A video of a cow playing football in India won the internet this morning and garnered more than 600,000 views, and counting, on social media.

It was shared by many users, including Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. His post garnered 60,000 likes and 19,000 retweets.

He captioned the video: “This is the funniest thing you will see today!”

And Twitter agreed!

Tweep @MoseaxKenya called the video, “… the most interesting thing on the internet today.”

And tweep @darshanbhatt22 posted the video and said: “This cow might be a football player! #TuesdayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts”

What is the video about?

In the two-minute video, a cow is seen guarding a football, while players try to take it away from her. She doesn’t budge, and carefully dribbles the ball between her hooves.

After a few futile attempts, a player successfully kicks the ball away from the cow, who then chases after it. She starts running around the ground as the players pass the ball to each other.

According to reports, the video was shot somewhere in Goa, India.


Many users admired her skills and said the cow should have been a footballer in this life.

Tweep @SuhaibA12803553 discussed the acronym in football ‘greatest of all time’ (GOAT) and posted: “Everyone talks about football GOATs, but nobody talks about football cows.”

A cow in Hindi is called a “bael” and tweep @SayedRiz46367215 used a film title to pun on the word. He said: “Bend it like Bael (cow).”

@MICKYLEAKS_MGR tweeted: “So in the end, did the cow score or not? Really fun when animals decide to join in the game too! The beginning where it menacingly stood with ball ... was really hilarious! What a majestic pose.”

Some even called her “Cownaldo” after star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

A few cricket fans made sarcastic digs at the Indian cricket team’s recent loss to England and said they rather if it was the cow in the squad, than players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Tweep @whitecrescent posted: “If that cow was in place of Dhoni yesterday India would have won the match....”

Others made political references. Tweep @NewenglandRa posted: “Don’t mess with holy cow, he is a BJP supporter.”

Cow tourism

According to a report by newspaper, The Times of India, the current Indian government is planning to create cow circuits to boost tourism within the country.

The newly formed Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, an establishment created for the protection and development of cows and their progeny, has decided to carve a route that will wind through places in the country which breed indigenous cows.

States like Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala and Goa are a part of this circuit.

Researchers and tourists from abroad will be told about Indian cows and their differences to other cows. This move will also help boost products made from cows, like ghee (clarified butter) and dried cow dung.

Around 400 cow tourism centres will be opened across the country, according to Kamdhenu Board chairman Vallabh Kathiria.