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Man rides unicycle on Hyderabad streets: Viral video

An unusual sight on the streets of Hyderabad: a man riding a unicycle through traffic has caught the attention of netizens, resulting in a viral video on social media. The footage, which shows a skillful balancing act on a unicycle, has attracted considerable attention and sparked a number of reactions online.

Unicycle Adventure in Hyderabad

The video, which was widely shared on Instagram, begins with a view of a moderately busy road in Hyderabad. Amidst the usual traffic of cars and motorbikes, a man can be seen confidently navigating the main road on a unicycle, an unusual sight on Indian streets. The spectacle quickly caught the attention of passersby who captured the moment and shared it online.

Balancing act on a wheel

Unicycling requires exceptional balance and skill, which is why unicycling is rarely seen on the busy streets of a city like Hyderabad. The rider seemed unperturbed by the traffic around him, manoeuvring the unicycle smoothly and even cornering using hand signals instead of the usual indicators found on motor vehicles.

Mixed reactions from Internet users

The video, posted in early June, has already received over 400,000 likes on Instagram. Viewers' reactions were varied. Many were impressed by the rider's ability to maintain balance and control in such difficult conditions. Comments ranged from admiration to curiosity, with some users asking where they could buy a unicycle.

Others expressed concerns about the potential risks of riding a unicycle on India's roads, which are often riddled with potholes and speed bumps. One commenter said, “It's unsafe on India's roads,” while another marveled and said, “Woahhhh,” appreciating the rider's daredevil feat.

A growing trend towards unique stunts

This incident is not an isolated case, as there is a clear trend of unique and risky stunts becoming popular on social media. Recently, a video from Pune showed a girl performing a hands-free bike stunt, which also raised safety concerns.

Despite the divided opinions, the unicyclist from Hyderabad has impressed many with his skills and tenacity. One internet user summed up the general mood well: “You have to give him credit; he didn't give up in heavy traffic.”

For those fascinated by this daring ride, the viral video serves as a reminder of the fascinating and often unpredictable events that can occur on our daily commutes.