Indian sports fraternity has called on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to keep believing in themselves and be proud of their achievements and the manner in which they were worked hard to achieve this dream.
Notably, communications between the moon lander Vikram and the orbiter got snapped as the former was only 2.1 km away from its designated landing spot on the moon’s South Pole early on Saturday.
The lander had successfully completed its rough braking phase with its descent speed going down well. But It was then that communication was lost, throwing a pall of gloom at the ISRO centre where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and students from across the country had gathered.
Following, the Chandrayaan-2 setback, sports fraternity has come out to salute ISRO for its achievement and urged them to stay optimistic and come back stronger.
“There is no such thing as failure. Only upwards and onwards from here. We are proud of you @isro , we salute your hardwork and dedication in serving the nation. #JaiHind #Chandrayaan2”, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tweeted.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) September 7, 2019
Yogeswar Dutt also took to his social media handle to let the world know that he was proud of the Indian Space Agency.
“We are proud of our scientists and believe that we will definitely get success in the next endeavor. Hail India,” he tweeted. (Google Translate)
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) September 7, 2019
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan also came in support of ISRO. He tweeted. “We are proud of you team @isro for your ultimate hard work, you have not lost, you have gotten us further. Keep the dream alive. #Chandrayaan2”.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 7, 2019
Ace wrestler Geeta Phogat also tweeted that the entire nation is proud of ISRO.
“The boat doesn’t cross the sea fearing the waves. Those who try are never defeated. Entire India is proud of ISRO,” she tweeted (Google Translate).
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) September 7, 2019
Head coach Ravi Shastri, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, former cricketer and Member of Parliament Gautam Gambhir and celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle were among others who took to twitter to support Indian Space Research Organisation.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 7, 2019
Koshish karne walo ki kabhi har nahi hoti.. we r very proud of you @isro and all our scientist..Hindustan Zindabad 🇮🇳
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 7, 2019
It’s only a failure if we don’t learn from our setbacks. We will come back stronger! I salute the great spirit of team @isro for making a billion Indians dream together, as one. The best is definitely yet to come 🚀 #Chandrayaan2
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 7, 2019
Very proud of our @isro. You were almost there. I join the world in applauding you.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 7, 2019