1. ICC World Cup 2015: 1 in 3 searches for Pakistan cricket team are for Shahid Afridi, says Google

ICC World Cup 2015: 1 in 3 searches for Pakistan cricket team are for Shahid Afridi, says Google

All eyes on Mr. Boom Boom: Globally, 1 in 3 searches for the Pakistan cricket team is for Shahid Afridi...

Updated: February 14, 2015 5:10 PM
Shahid Afridi leads the race of most searched Pakistani cricketer.

Shahid Afridi leads the race of most searched Pakistani cricketer. (Reuters)

As the ICC Cricket World Cup gets off to an explosive start, Google has revealed the off-field action in the digital sphere. Expectedly, all eyes are on Mr Boom Boom: Globally, 1 in 3 searches for the Pakistan cricket team is for Shahid Afridi.

Love thy neighbour: In the week leading up to the India Pakistan clash, searches for the Pakistan team have tripled in India. Searches for Shahid Afridi have increased 1.5x in the past month.

The Captain cool: Searches for M S Dhoni in the last year have shot up 200 times more than those for his counterpart Misbah Ul-Haq from Pakistan. The master finisher definitely finishes better here.

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Cricket is Pakistan’s Valentine: In February, Pakistani fans have searched more for Adelaide, the venue of the India-Pakistan match, than the for the City of Love, Venice

Long Distance Love: Popularity of Pakistan Team seems to be increasing in UK and US. Searches for the Pakistan team have tripled over the last month while searches for the India team have reduced by half.

Vote for Cricket: In Pakistan, PM Nawaz sharief is being less searched than the Indian Cricket Team .

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

India love Babies: After they became parents, searches for Sakshi Dhoni increased 400% this week, while searches for her famous husband
increased only 100%.

Bowled Over by a Maiden: During their opening match with Australia, the top 2 queries in England were Valentine’s Day and Live Cricket
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By: Syed Fakhar Imam

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