Indian cricketers celebrate Chandrayaan-3’s landing on moon
India became the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon and first on its south pole
DUBLIN: Current and former India cricketers on Wednesday celebrated the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar module on the moon’s surface, hailing the feat as “historic” and “extraordinary”.
In a video shared by the BCCI, the Indian team was seen celebrating while following on TV the updates of the landing of the lunar module.
“Witnessing History from Dublin! The moment India’s Vikram Lander touched down successfully on the Moon’s South Pole,” the BCCI wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
India became the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon and first on its south pole.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar hailed ISRO for the extraordinary achievement. “@ISRO represents the best of India. Humble, hardworking women & men, coming together, overcoming challenges, and making our tricolour fly high,” he wrote.
“India must celebrate and congratulate the Chandrayaan-2 team, which was led by Shri K Sivan, along with Shri S Somanath’s #Chandrayaan3 team. Every hard landing has lessons which take us closer to a soft landing - on the moon, and in life,” he added.
Star batter Virat Kohli wrote on X, “Many congratulations to the #Chandrayaan3 team. You have made the nation proud.. Jai Hind!” “History. Congratulations @isro for this extraordinary accomplishment. #JaiHind,” wrote spin stalwart Ravichandran Ashwin.
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