Blaze and Tonk, the mascots of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, are back with another week of amazing moments. From incredible catches to brilliant batting displays, Blaze and Tonk have seen it all in Week 2 of the CWC23.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 (CWC23) is in full swing, and the action has been nothing short of spectacular. In Week 2 of the tournament, we saw some incredible performances from both players and teams.
But it’s not just the players who are putting on a show. The mascots of the CWC23, Blaze and Tonk, have also been having a time of their lives. They’ve been cheering on the fans, meeting the players, and even taking part in some of the on-field action.
In this week’s roundup, Blaze and Tonk share some of their favorite moments from Week 2 of the CWC23.
Blaze’s favorite moments
Blaze is a big fan of good batting, and he was particularly impressed with the following performances in Week 2:
Virat Kohli’s century against Pakistan: Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world, and he proved it once again with a magnificent century against Pakistan. Blaze was particularly impressed with Kohli’s ability to stay calm under pressure and score runs at a rapid pace.
Virat Kohli scoring a century against Pakistan in the CWC23
Jos Buttler’s century against India: Buttler is another world-class batsman, and he was at his best in England’s win over India. He scored a brilliant century, which was full of power and precision. Blaze was particularly impressed with Buttler’s ability to clear the boundaries with ease.
Jos Buttler scoring a century against India in the CWC23
Babar Azam’s half-century against South Africa: Azam is one of the most elegant batsmen in the world, and he produced a beautiful half-century against South Africa. He played some exquisite strokes, and he was particularly good at playing the spin bowlers. Blaze was particularly impressed with Azam’s ability to time the ball so well.
Babar Azam scoring a halfcentury against South Africa in the CWC23
Tonk’s favorite moments
Tonk is a big fan of good bowling, and he was particularly impressed with the following performances in Week 2:
Rashid Khan’s five-wicket haul against Pakistan: Khan is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he proved it once again with a five-wicket haul against Pakistan. He bowled with great accuracy and spin, and he was able to bamboozle the Pakistan batsmen. Tonk was particularly impressed with Khan’s ability to take wickets at crucial moments.
Rashid Khan taking a fivewicket haul against Pakistan in the CWC23
Mitchell Starc’s four-wicket haul against England: Starc is another world-class bowler, and he was at his best in Australia’s win over England. He bowled with great pace and bounce, and he was able to trouble the English batsmen. Tonk was particularly impressed with Starc’s ability to generate swing.
Mitchell Starc taking a fourwicket haul against England in the CWC23
Shaheen Afridi’s four-wicket haul against India: Afridi is one of the most exciting young bowlers in the world, and he produced a brilliant four-wicket haul against India. He bowled with great pace and accuracy, and he was able to rattle the Indian batsmen. Tonk was particularly impressed with Afridi’s ability to bowl yorkers.
Shaheen Afridi taking a fourwicket haul against India in the CWC23
Week 2 of the CWC23 was full of amazing moments, and Blaze and Tonk were lucky enough to witness it all. They saw some incredible batting and bowling performances, and they were particularly impressed with Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler, Babar Azam, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, and Shaheen Afridi.
It’s going to be exciting to see what Week 3 of the CWC23 has in store for us. Blaze and Tonk are sure to be front and center, cheering on the fans and meeting the players.