Virendra Sehwag, Geeta Phogat laud ISRO's effort, says whole country proud of them

Updated: Sep 07, 2019, 13:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Indian sports personalities took to Twitter to laud the efforts of the ISRO team and scientists who worked on Chandrayaan 2

On Saturday, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag took to social networking site Twitter and lauded the team of scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for their hard work and dedication while asserting that the morale of the country is still high and is hopeful that the country will be successful in near future.

After ISRO chief K Sivan announced the loss of communication with lander Vikram, Sehwag who tweeted in Hindi said that the dream remains unfulfilled but the morale is alive. Wrestler Geeta Phogat took to Twitter and congratulated the ISRIO team. In her tweet, Geeta said that those who try are never defeated.

BJP leader and former Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir shared a heartwarming video where PM Narendra Modi is seen consoling ISRO chief K Sivan. While sharing the video, Gambhir said that these pictures define India and define humanity. India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya also took to Twitter and congratulated the ISRO team. In his tweet, Pandya said that the IRSO team always keeps increasing their boundaries.

In an official statement, ISRO chief K. Sivan had said that the communication with lander Vikram was lost when the lander was descending towards the moon. He also said that the lander was at an altitude of 2.1 km over the moon's South Pole where it was due to land.

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh lauded the efforts of ISRO. In his tweet, Singh said that India is very proud of ISRO and all the scientists. Cricketer Irfan Pathan Irfan Pathan said that he was optimistic that there was something better to come. Patahnsaid that we will reach the finish line soon.

The soft landing of Chandraayan lander Vikram did not go according to plan as it lost contact with the ground station moments before the scheduled landing had to take place. Although the communication with Chandrayaan-2 has been lost, the Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon.

Also Read: Your work is not in vain, says Rahul Gandhi to ISRO

With inputs from agencies

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