Google’s ‘Year in Search’: cricket and politics dominate trend charts

The top three searches were T20 World Cup 2022, Asia Cup 2022, and PSL 7.

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Google released its annual ‘Year in Search’ report on Wednesday, recapping the top trends of 2022 in Pakistan, with a diverse range of interests ranging from politics to celebrities to sports events.

“Cricket continued to be the major search trend this year, with the T20 World Cup, Asia Cup 2022, and PSL 7 filling the top three spots in the overall list of top searches,” the company said in a statement.

Five of the’most searched personalities’ were members of Pakistan’s cricket team, while five of the top trending searches were related to cricket events.

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Here is a breakdown of the ‘Year in Search’:

The following were the top trending searches for the year:

  • T20 World Cup 2022
  • Asia Cup 2022
  • PSL 7
  • Melbourne weather
  • Climate change
  • Ehsaas program
  • Arshad Shareef
  • Aamir Liaquat
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Naseem Shah

Google announced the following top picks for entertainment:

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  • Maula Jatt
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Black Adam
  • Thor Love and Thunder
  • Doctor Strange
  • London Nahi Jaunga
  • The Batman
  • Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad
  • Sinf e Aahan
  • House of the Dragon

The following people were the most searched for in the country:

  • Naseem Shah
  • Pervez Musharraf
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Shahbaz Sharif
  • Shadab Khan
  • Amber Heard
  • Azhar Ali
  • Imran Riaz Khan

The most popular technology searches were

  • Vivo V23
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • OPPO F21 Pro
  • Vivo Y21
  • Vivo V23e
  • Realme c35
  • Infinix Note 12
  • Infinix Hot 12
  • Samsung A32
  • OPPO A16

The top trending food and cuisine searches were:

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  • Chicken Recipe
  • Pulao recipe
  • Shami kabab recipe
  • Chicken soup recipe
  • Nuggets recipe
  • Chicken pakora recipe
  • White chicken recipe
  • Imli ki chutney recipe
  • Brownies recipe
  • Hot and sour soup recipe

In terms of breaking news, the following queries ranked first in 2022:

  • Aamir Liaquat News
  • Ukraine News
  • Imran Khan Latest News
  • Murree News
  • Fatima Tahir News
  • Arshad Sharif News
  • Pervez Musharraf News
  • Salman Rushdie Latest News
  • Iqrar ul Hassan News
  • Sri Lanka News

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