Sachin Tendulkar emerged the most searched Indian cricketer by fans in Google, followed by Sourav Ganguly, among the players in the third edition of Indian Premier League.
According to Google India’s second IPL Zeitgeist for 2010, which gave an insight into the most searched teams and players during IPL 3, Shane Warne continued to be the most searched international player for the second year running.
Warne was overall third most Google-searched IPL player, followed by Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Brett Lee. At tenth was Harbhajan Singh.
Conspicuous by their absence were popular names like M S Dhoni and Virender Sehwag who moved off the top 10 most Google-searched players this year.
Adam Gilchrist, Ryan Harris and Praveen Kumar made their debut at number seven, eight and nine respectively.
Among the teams, Deccan Chargers ousted Mumbai Indians from the top slot to second. Chennai Super Kings are at number three teams while Kolkata Knight Riders dropped to number four this year.
“Super Over” emerged the most searched IPL related query on ‘YouTube’ followed by Chennai Super Kings.
Yusuf Pathan, who did not make it to the IPL Zeitgeist on Google Search, emerged as the most searched player on YouTube.
To compile the 2010 IPL Zeitgeist, Google studied the aggregation of queries pertaining to IPL that people typed into Google search during IPL season 3. Google used data from multiple sources, including Insights for Search, Google Trends and internal data tools.
It also filtered out spam and repeat queries to arrive at a list which captured the essence of the series. All of the search queries it studied are anonymous — no personal information was used, it said in a statement.