Sourav Ganguly and Co might have lost the 'prestige fight' against Kolkata Knight Riders, but in the internet popularity war, based on a survey by search engine giant Google, the Pune Warriors India are stand out winners.
In fact, when the survey was done in a regional interest basis of West Bengal's cricket lovers, the Warriors defeated Knight Riders by an overwhelming margin of 81-44, the survey indicated.
According to the Google India survey based on maximum 'hits', the Warriors, who are languishing at the second last position of the table, rank second in popularity when pitted against the top four teams of the IPL standings.
In fact, the survey put Kolkata Knight Riders at the bottom of its standings as Mumbai Indians were found to be the most 'Googled' team.
In a survey for the past month, Mumbai Indians lead the pack followed by Pune Warriors at No 2, Delhi Daredevils at third, Chennai super Kings fourth, while Kolkata Knight Riders coming at the bottom, the Google India survey stated.
"On a scale of 100, Ganguly's Warriors received 31 hits, compared to 39 by Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders fared poorly with just 13 hits," a Google India representative told PTI from Delhi.
In Delhi region too, Warriors won with a margin of 27-13 while another survey done in last seven days among the top five teams in IPL standings, Google India put Mumbai Indians at the top, followed by two-time defending champions Chennai Super Kings.
Leaders Delhi Daredevils found themselves at third position in the internet popularity followed by second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders at No 4.