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.