In 2021, the Indian Premier League has become the most searched keyword on Google. The tournament was divided into two phases this year due to the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the country. The first phase was played in India, and the second phase was shifted to UAE. In the year-ender list of Google, in the ongoing year, IPL emerged on the top along with Euro Cup, T20 World Cup and Tokyo Olympics.
IPL 2022 initially started with its auction ceremony in February and the season started in April and went till June before it was suspended. Later on, it was shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to the increasing number of COVID19 cases in India. The second phase continued in September and went on till October.
2021 Indian Premier League
The 2021 Indian Premier League season showed us many things from the emergence of new young players, brilliant comeback from KKR in the second phase, Virat Kohli stepping down, MS Dhoni making CSK win their 4th IPL title, etc. These are mainly the topics that led people to search about the tournament more, and consequently, IPL finished the year with the highest searched keyword by the Indians.
More reasons behind IPL being the highest keyword
COVID is also one of the reasons behind IPL being the most searched keyword. Due to COVID19, several players, as well as support staff, were tested positive during the initial phase of IPL 2021. Also, it was a great matter of speculation that when will the second phase of the tournament start.
Also, Warner’s journey coming to an end as SRH’s captain, defending champions Mumbai Indians not being able to qualify for the playoffs, etc. Though the IPL was not organized peacefully due to the sparks of COVID, still it ended on a high note where Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni and CSK achieved their 4th IPL trophy.