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Cyberspace abuzz with Dhoni, WC searches

IANS  New Delhi, April 03, 2011
First Published: 14:02 IST(3/4/2011) | Last Updated: 14:47 IST(3/4/2011)

India's World Cup triumph against Sri Lanka has created ripples in the virtual world as well, with 'World Cup 2011 photos', 'India world champions', and 'Dhoni family' being the top three most searched terms in India on Sunday morning, according to data by Google Trends.

The web facility, that ranks the most searched topics on the internet, showed the cricket-related terms as the top three searches between Saturday 10pm and Sunday 11am.

Some of the other searched-for terms included 'ICC World Cup rankings', 'Dhoni wife', and 'Poonam Pandey strip', referring to the model who promised to shed her clothes if India won the Cup.

It was not just India, but the Men in Blue's triumph echoed around the world as well. Google Trends data the US showed 'World Cup' and 'Dhoni' as the top two searched items till 1 p.m. Sunday.

Adding to the craze were netizens who uploaded videos of Dhoni's match-winning sixer.

Video-sharing website Youtube has over 100 uploads of the video, viewed over 2.2 million (22 lakh) times.

"We have done it. I am so proud to be an Indian!" Sumit posted on the site.

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