Gowda was aided by the buffaloes pulling him along but he also had to overcome the struggles of running on a slushy field.
Kambala is a traditional slush-track buffalo race which is popular in the coastal districts of Karnataka. In these races, a pair of buffaloes tied to a plough run in parallel slush tracks, with a farmer controlling them.
Gowda said “I mainly exercise and swim every day. Once a week, I practice running on the slushy track,”. This regiment was enough for Srinivas to break records documented in the traditional sport.