Commemorating the 187th birthday of english cricket legend john wisden who played 187 first class cricket matches for three different English county cricket teams, Kent, Middlesex and Sussex, Google doodle tributes him today by changing its logo featuring john wisden batting style on its home page.
The google altered logo theme color yellow is a tribute to famous cricket magazine wisden launched by him in 1864, a year after his retirement, often referred as the “Bible of cricket” and is considered the world’s most famous sports reference book.
Wisden adopted its famous distinctive bright yellow cover since 75th edition in 1938. Prior to that covers varied between yellow, buff and salmon pink.
John wisden made his debute in first class cricket for Sussex in 1946 at the age of 19 was considered best all rounder of his time and called “The little wonder”.
This is not the first time google doodle has featured a cricket connection, Prior to this doodle also featured the 2011 world cup cricket held in indian subcontinent.