Another major ICC tournament, another wonderful addition by Google. With the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 beginning on Thursday, Google has come up with a brilliant doodle which pays tribute to the championship.
The doodle shows an bilateral cricket match that is played by snails and crickets. The crickets bat while the dawdlers bowl. A combo of 1,3,4 and 6 is available. If the crickets get out for 0, then it converts into a duck. Whenever a four and six is hit, there is ovation in the background.
The dawdlers in the match could be a reference made by the tech-giant that the match would work even on a slow network.
According to the Google, the Doodle unit posted an update on their official blog which said, “Ah, summer: the sound of leather on willow, and the spectacle of cricket ... cricket! As the tournament begins in the Oval cricket ground, something buzzes outside. A team of crickets sans tickets have set up their own wickets for a game of pest cricket! As they face their archrivals, the snails, it’s sure to be a match for the centuries. Don’t be fooled by their sluggish looks - these fielders can be fast on their feet!”
It added, “To celebrate the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, we’re inviting everyone to tap/click and take a swing at our pocket-size game!We know that cricket is loved worldwide, so we wanted to make sure our Doodle works for everyone, including those on slower mobile networks. We kept the file size fly-sized, and the result is our smallest interactive Doodle ever - even snail networks can load it in seconds.Whether you’re enjoying the tournament at a snail’s pace or bowling faster than the beat of a hummingbird’s wings, here’s hoping you hit it out of the park this summer!”
The first game of the ICC Champions Trophy will feature home team England taking on Bangladesh at The Oval. This is the third time that England is hosting the championship, having hosted in 2004 and 2013. Australia and India have won the trophy two times. Skipper Virat Kohli, who will lead India for the first time in an ICC event, will play Pakistan in their first league match on June 4 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.