Google India’s ‘Year In Search 2020’: More people searched for IPL than Coronavirus in India

Published:11 December 2020

Year In Search 2020

According to Google India's ‘Year In Search 2020’ revealed on Wednesday, India loves cricket and this has been proved yet again as the Indian Premier League (IPL) beat even the Coronavirus for the overall top trending query in the year.

'ICC Cricket World Cup' was the top trending query on Google Search last year.

Indian Premier League, which was also the most searched sports and news events, was followed by the Coronavirus, results of US election, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM Kisan Scheme), results of Bihar election and Delhi election results, in the overall top trending query on Google.

The 13th edition of the IPL, which took place in the UAE from 19th September to 10th November due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registered a record-breaking 28% rise in viewership compared to the last edition.

According to the list, the lockdown, Nirbhaya case, India-China skirmishes and Ram Mandir made it to the top ten among the Indians’ most searched news events. The most searched sport events were the UEFA Champion League, English Premier League (EPL), French Open and La Liga.