Mumbai, July 22: Cricket icon and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted and congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday for successfully launching Chandrayaan 2. The ‘Master Blaster’ in his tweet shared a picture of the GSLV – MkIII from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. Going by the tweet, the 'God of Cricket' is buoyed by the achievement. Chandrayaan-2 Rover-Lander Tested on 'Moon Surface' Created with Salem Soil.
The Bharat Ratna also said in his tweet that he hopes “this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future” and ended his tweet with “Jai Hind.” Chandrayaan 2 Launched by ISRO, 'Baahubali' Puts Moon Spacecraft Into Orbit.
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Hope this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future. Jai Hind 🇮🇳! pic.twitter.com/io919I1YrS
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 22, 2019
The sentiment shared by Sachin was echoed by many on social media as well as across the nation. Indians watched the launching of Chandrayaan-2 with waited breath and fingers crossed.
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“The powerful booster GSLV-Mark-Three carrying Chandrayaan-2 on-board zoomed into space at 14.43 hours by puffing out thick smoke and leaving trailblazers amidst thundering sound from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre,” reported All India Radio News.
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With the launch proving successful, India entered an elite club as it became only the fourth country after USA, Russia and China to execute a soft land on the Moon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, along a host of other prominent personalities congratulated the nation on this momentous occasion.