Who and what Pakistanis searched for the most in 2020 — apart from coronavirus obviously

Updated 11 Dec, 2020 10:39am

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Interestingly, the C word dominating the most searched list is not Covid or Covid-related — it's cricket.

The year 2020 was all about the pandemic. We know we keep saying this but how can we not?

But, there was plenty of other things that had Pakistanis' attention before and amidst the virus; Turkish serials were all the rage, misogynistic comments had everyone riled up and whether you're into politics or not, people had a little fun at the expense of the drawn-out US elections.

Google released its annual "Year in Search" list on Wednesday, reminding us of trending topics that we may have even forgotten (the highly anticipated Meray Paas Tum Ho finale was this year!). The list is basically a roundup of the newsworthy things that took place during a year and had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2020 compared to 2019.

So without further suspense, here's who and what was trending in Pakistan in a year like no other in modern history:

Top search

This year — like last year and the year before that — cricket continued to reign supreme in the list. Six of the top 10 searches were only cricket. Pakistanis proved that coronavirus — number 2 on the list — may have controlled our movement and every other aspect of our lives following February, cricket is what we live and breathe.

  1. Pakistan vs England
  2. Coronavirus
  3. Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
  4. Google Classroom
  5. US Election 2020
  6. PSL 2020
  7. India vs New Zealand
  8. England vs Australia
  9. England vs West Indies
  10. Worldometers

Top people

The one we were a little surprised to see on the list? The next US president Joe Biden. The one that made complete and utter sense given the obsession with Dirilis Ertugrul? Esra Bilgiç.

  1. Marvi Sarmad
  2. Uzma Khan
  3. Joe Biden
  4. Alizeh Shah
  5. Hareem Shah
  6. Minahil Malik
  7. Falak Shabir
  8. Asim Azhar
  9. Esra Bilgiç
  10. Sarah Khan

Movies and TV

What did we say? Ertugrul comes as no surprise and neither do the others in the top 5.

  1. Ertugrul
  2. Mere Paas Tum Ho
  3. Money Heist
  4. Bigg Boss 14
  5. Mirzapur Season 2
  6. Deewangi
  7. Mera Dil Mera Dushman
  8. Kuruluş: Osman
  9. Ehd-e-Wafa
  10. Joker

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