Sourav Ganguly the most searched IPL captain in Google

Sourav Ganguly leads the pack of widely searched IPL skippers followed by another former India captain Rahul Dravid while current national team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stays at the third spot, Google India said in a statement.

The Indian Express report says that his team might have lost three matches in a row but former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is still a 'hit' with search engine giant Google registering maximum hits for the Pune Warriors captain among all the IPL captains.

"(Sourav) Ganguly is still leading the pack by being searched most among the IPL captains," the Google release said on basis of a comparative study done over a month.

Comparing between keywords like 'MS Dhoni', 'Virender Sehwag', 'Sourav Ganguly', 'Rahul Dravid' and 'Gautam Gambhir', the left-handed batsman, hugely popular in Kolkata got the most online hits, it added.

Meanwhile India pacer S Sreesanth has been ruled out of action for five months as he needs two surgeries on his toes. “Got to get 2 surgery (on both my toes) will be out of the game for 5 months... hopefully will try to get back soon... Take care... thanks a lot,” the mercurial fast bowler said on Twitter.

A report in Hindustan Times says that the Chinnaswamy Stadium has a special significance for Azhar Mahmood, and the all-rounder seems to give off his best at the venue. The former Pakistan player, now a British national, was the architect of Kings XI Punjab’s amazing victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. Mahmood’s miserly spell earned him three wickets and the Man-of-the-match award, his second at the stadium.

The first one came 13 years back, in April 1999, when he led Pakistan to victory over India in a Cup final. Even then, it was his bowling that had wreaked havoc — he had returned a fivewicket haul.

On Wednesday, the 37-yearold tweeted about the triumph over the Royal Challengers. “It’s a great feeling playing on this ground, last time I played here was for Pakistan and was MOM for Pak then alhumdulilah #greatmemories.”