April 22, 2010

Google India announces IPL Zeitgeist for 2010

Google India, today, announced its 2nd IPL Zeitgeist for 2010 – an insight into the most searched teams and players during the 3rd season of the Indian Premier League. Sachin Tendulkar emerged as the most searched Indian cricketer, followed by Saurav Ganguly. Shane Warne continued to be the most searched international player at the IPL, for the second year running. Conspicuous by their absence were popular names such as M.S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwag and ‘the Fake IPL Player’, who moved off the top 10 this year. Adam Gilchrist, Ryan Harris and Praveen Kumar made their debut on the list at number 7, 8 and 9 respectively.

  • Sachin Tendulkar is the most searched player
  • Deccan Chargers is the most searched team
  • Shane Warne is the most searched international player
  • Fake IPL player, Dhoni and Sehwag move off the IPL Zeitgeist
  • Super Over and Chennai Super Kings were the most searched IPL related search queries on YouTube

Among the teams, Deccan Chargers ousted the Mumbai Indians from the top slot, who emerged as a close second. Chennai Super Kings rounded up the top 3 teams, as Kolkata Knight Riders dropped to number 4 this year.

‘Super Over’ emerged as 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 the IPL season 3. We used data from multiple sources, including Insights for Search, Google Trends and internal data tools. We also filtered out spam and repeat queries to arrive to a list which captured the essence of the series. All of the search queries we studied are anonymous - no personal information was used.

Most searched IPL player

2010

2009

Sachin Tendulkar

Fake IPL Player

Sourav Ganguly

Sachin Tendulkar

Shane Warne

M.S. Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

Rahul Dravid

Sourav Ganguly

Brett Lee

Rahul Dravid

Adam Gilchrist

Virender Sehwag

Ryan Harris

Shane Warne

Praveen Kumar

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

V.V.S Laxman

Top 10 IPL Teams

2010

2009

Deccan Chargers

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chennai Super Kings

Deccan Chargers

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals

Chennai Super Kings

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI Punjab

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kings XI Punjab

Top IPL related Search Queries on YouTube

  • Super Over
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Match 22
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Match 21
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Highlights


Posted by Google India