The love of my fans keep me motivated to develop new carrom shots: Carrom King aka Haji Ali Agariya

Carrom King aka Haji Ali Agariya is the one who emerged with the carrom trend, where he shoots creative and difficult shots with his striker on board. 

Royal Enfield unveiled its SG650 concept motorcycle at EICMA 2021: check the specifications
Image source: Carrom King Instagram

Establishing a strategy is much essential for any influencer before diving into the world of social media. No matter how great it works, it also helps to keep the focus on the current trends. However, some influencers believe in coming up with their own ideas which later went on to become trends on social media. Carrom King aka Haji Ali Agariya is the one who emerged with the carrom trend, where he shoots creative and difficult shots with his striker on board. 

Here's what he shared in a candid interview with Good Newwws.

How does your journey as an influencer start and how's it going?
In the beginning, I use to make transition videos on the trending song or movie clips on the TikTok app but later one thing struck my mind that why can't I start making videos on carrom, which I used to play at the age of 10. So I made a video of me pulling off a difficult carrom shot and uploaded it on my TikTok profile. The video didn't work well at the start but soon it got viral by garnering millions of views and my followers too started increasing. I continued making such carrom videos and within a month my profile crossed 3 million followers. People applauded my carrom skills, soon I was known as 'CARROM KING.' Later, when TikTok was banned I switched to Instagram Reels where I uploaded more challenging shots than the one which was there on TikTok. 

What are your three favourite tools for doing something your viewers care about? 
On TikTok, I started a new trend by developing innovative shots on carrom board that people love to see and even practise themselves. Trying or emerging with a new carrom shot has now become my forte. During my free time, I do brainstorming for creating a new carrom shot, and then accordingly, I arrange carrom men and take out the shot. It takes me about 1 to 2 hours to place the perfect shot. 

What are your memorable brand collabs and which brand do you wish to collab with?
I have collaborated with many brands but my most memorable one was Carrom Pool, the gaming app by Miniclip. In the future, I will love to collab with any brand there is no such fixed list for me. However, I have a dream to represent India in the international carrom championship.