NEW DELHI, December 19: Sachin Tendulkar was a household name
during his playing days. And even after he decided to hang up his boots
as recently as last month, the Indian batting maestro continues to
As a testimony of the above statement, it was recently reported that
he was the most popular person after politician Narendra Modi to be
searched on social media portal Facebook. And now, to drive home the
point further in favour of him, Google India has stated that the
cricketing icon is the most searched sportsperson on its website.
Apart from Tendulkar, the other most searched sportspersons are
athletic legend Milkha Singh, India cricket skipper Mahendra Singh
Dhoni, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Sania Mirza, Rahul Dravid, Chris
Gayle, Ravindra Jadeja and Saina Nehwal.
In a survey carried out by Google India, the much scandalized 2013
Indian Premier League (IPL) is the second in the top trending list.
Google India in a statement said that the sixth edition of the IPL broke
records for the amount of online searches for latest scores and
Google India further said from a search trending perspective, 2013 was clearly the year of entertainment.