The 8th edition of the ICC Champions Trophy featuring the 8 best cricketing nations kicks off today, as the entire world gears up in anticipation. Teams like India, Australia, South Africa, England, Pakistan among others will battle it out for one of the most coveted trophies with India being the defending champions.
England and Bangladesh will battle it out on the field today, which would make up for the first game in this year’s competition, and as the two teams go head to head later in the day, the world’s largest search engine, Google has come up with an interactive and addictive game to keep you groped till then.
The game by Google, which can be accessed from their search engine page itself, features crickets versus snails. For all the people out there, who are in their offices right now, make sure you have plenty of time before you start playing the game as it is bound to take up a lot of time out of your office hours.
In this game, which has gone viral on Twitter under the #GoogleDoodle, crickets come up against snails. While the crickets are the team batting, snails would be bowling to them. The subtle use of snails, which is not an athletic creature by any means, highlights Google’s claim that the game would work even on the slowest of networks.
It surely takes a little time to get a hang of the addictive game.
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But, it is just a matter of time as you would be knocking the ball around and hitting it for boundaries within a few minutes. But before that, get ready to get out pretty easily.
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This initiative by Google is commendable indeed and only goes on to portray their sense of understanding of the audience. As the prestigious competition kicks off today, many people, especially from India would be looking forward to it as they are the defending champions. What makes the tournament an even more mouth-watering prospect is the fact that India would come against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4, 2017. With a lot of things on stake for India, especially for coach Anil Kumble who seems to have had a fall out with the players and this being Virat Kohli’s first major competition as captain, there is a lot to prove for the Indian Cricket Team. As the tournament would draw to its business end, with the final on June 18 2017, Indian fans would be hoping to retain the coveted title.
Until then sit back and enjoy this addictive game by Google.