ICC Champions Trophy: Google celebrates with a magnificent doodle

Published: 06:02 GMT, Jun 1, 2017 |

Another major ICC tournament, another wonderful innovation by Google. With the ICC Champions Trophy beginning on Thursday, Google has come up with a magnificent doodle which pays tribute to the tournament.

The doodle shows an interactive cricket game that is played by snails and crickets. The crickets bat while the snails bowl. A combination of 1,3,4 and 6 is available. If the crickets get out for 0, then it transforms into a duck. Whenever a four and six is hit, there is applause in the background.

The snails in the game could be a reference made by the tech-giant that the game would work even on a slow network.

According to the Google, the Doodle team 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!”