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Indian U-15 Girls do Kiki challenge as source of inspiration

Written by: Uttiyo Sarkar


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The "Kiki challenge" has taken social media by storm recently, with many attempting to this "challenge" of dancing outside their moving vehicles with the song in the background. Drake hit song "In My Feelings" seems to have created this unwanted phenomenon, which is being thrashed by many because of how unsafe it is to actually do these challenges in the middle of the road. But, as a source of inspiring a mode of "safe" Kiki challenges, The India U-15 girls did a really heart-warming rendition of the challenge not outside cars, but in the midst of football.

In a video posted on the Indian Football Team's social media handles, the girls can be seen doing a unique rendition of the kiki challenge where a few girls are dancing to the song with their teammates doing impressive skills with footballs beside them.

It seems like the girls are embracing the "fun nature" of the challenge rather than the dangers of it and are encouraging people to embrace doing the "Kiki challenge" somewhere they love rather than risking their lives in the middle of the road.


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This sweet rendition of the Kiki challenges seemed to have been loved by everyone, with many openly stating how awesome they felt it was. The challenge even garnered a response from former Australian international Tim Cahill, who retweeted the video and gave two "clapping emojis" to seemingly indicate his appreciation for it. India women's national team player Dalima Chhibber was also impressed by it and stated how she hasn't seen a better "kiki challenge" than the one done by these admirable girls.

In a day and age in football where famous players have become pop culture icons with their dance moves, such as Paul Pogba's dab or Jesse Lingard's millie dance, these girls have provided their own inspiration for children dreaming to look up to them. This unique rendition of the Kiki challenge is a stark lesson of the unique ways in which the challenge can be done without having to break rules by dancing beside moving vehicles on dangerous roads.

Published: Wed Aug 15, 2018 01:01 PM IST


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