there’s a chess tournament happening in chennai and the mascot is a knight in a lungi pic.twitter.com/2wXYT0gDR1— the dialectic daughter (@priyavprabhakar) July 8, 2022
We have mascots for National Basketball Association, Olympics, and FIFA. Closer home, there have been mascots too. Shera, for the Commonwealth Games 2010, does stand out. But this mascot has everyone’s attention now. The internet is left in splits seeing the mascot and Twitter is amazed by it. Some netizens have spotted an uncanny resemblance with a very popular pop-culture character *wink wink*. And this is what ensued.
Bojack Chessman— Prajata and his imaginary friend(s) (@oh_brojoto) July 10, 2022
Tamilian Bojack Horseman— the dialectic daughter (@priyavprabhakar) July 8, 2022
Bojack Horseman wakes up hung over on the East Coast Road— Aditya Sinha (@autumnshade) July 9, 2022
bojack horseman drunk and found in Chennai— prof avalakki 👩🏾🏫📚📑 (@Woolfingitdown) July 8, 2022
Looks like bojack but he’s a washed up rajnikant https://t.co/uUU7SwI04d— CBE (@cringenthusiast) July 10, 2022
The queen’s gambit but its bojack in kerala https://t.co/vZ9MDlfr4F— Akik (@awkeek) July 10, 2022
ayo bojack anna https://t.co/27OcZjuMOt— bombay bandar (@bandarmoment) July 9, 2022
dawg the horse looking too fit in the lungi https://t.co/WpcicpXU6o— luv da nile (@nitszsche) July 9, 2022
mentally and physically healthy bojack horseman https://t.co/qaIcJX75tt— Faz (@Faizhaseeb3) July 9, 2022
Stuff of dreams. https://t.co/8gKQbyUMFo— Runa Mukherjee (@tweetruna) July 9, 2022
bojack horseman visits india to find himself https://t.co/bbGNgBp6qF— Shirsho Dasgupta (@ShirshoD) July 8, 2022
The mascot is true to the vibe of Chennai. We dug deeper and found out that the mascot is named Thambi. It is the official logo for the International Chess Olympiad to be held in Mahabalipuram near Chennai from July 28 to August 10. The olympiad is the first of its kind in India and will see more than 350 teams from across the globe participating in the same.