Harbhajan Singh trolls Pakistan post Chandrayaan-2 launch. Many other Indian Cricketers take to Twitter to congratulate ISRO after the historic launch.
The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched their lunar exploration mission into the orbit on 22nd July 2019. The 43.4-metre-tall, 640 tonne rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ carried the 3.8 tonne Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft to India’s second such exploration.
Indians across the country were naturally proud of the achievement and it was no different from the cricketers who flocked in numbers to congratulate ISRO on Twitter.
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
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2019
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 22, 2019
Harbhajan Singh trolls Pakistan post Chandrayaan-2 launch
However, Off spinner Harbhajan Singh decided to take the mickey out of a few countries including Pakistan before hailing the achievement.
Some countries have moon on their flags
While some countries having their flags on moon
🇺🇸 🇷🇺 🇮🇳 🇨🇳#Chandrayaan2theMoon
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 22, 2019
The first line of his tweet had flags of countries with depictions of moon on them. Apart from Pakistan, the other countries were Algeria, Turkey, Maldives, Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Malaysia and Azerbaijan. The second line was made of countries that have successfully conducted moon missions in the past. Other than India, the other flags belonged to U.S, Russia and China.
The Spacecraft was developed by ISRO and launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre to the moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III). It consists of a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed in India. The main scientific objective is to map the location and abundance of lunar water.
Launch of Chandrayaan-2 was originally scheduled for 14 July 2019 at 21:21 UTC (15 July 2019 2:51 IST) but was called off due to a technical snag noticed around 56 minutes before launch.
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