Best is yet to come: Kohli, Nehwal, Gambhir salute ISRO team, thank them for making a billion Indians dream together
Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Geeta Phogat also joined Twitterati in lauding the mission.
ISRO chairman K Sivan, on Saturday, announced that communication with the lander was lost at 2.1 km from the lunar surface.
The sports fraternity took to Twitter to show solidarity with the nation, and applaud the space agency's effort.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli said 'there's nothing like failure in science, we experiment & we gain'
There's nothing like failure in science, we experiment & we gain. Massive respect for the scientists at #ISRO who w… https://t.co/2XQXr1mvep— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1567840567000
Saying that the best is yet to come, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, tweeted, "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."
It's only a failure if we don't learn from our setbacks. We will come back stronger! I salute the great spirit of t… https://t.co/Qhs9Q0WdsG— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1567828892000
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag, in a tweet, wrote that while the dream was left incomplete, the morale is still strong ( Khwaab Adhoora raha par Hauslein Zinda hain).
Khwaab Adhoora raha par Hauslein Zinda hain , Isro woh hai, jahaan mushkilein Sharminda hain . Hum Honge Kaaamyab #Chandrayan2— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1567826475000
Team India members Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant also joined Twitterati in saying they are proud of ISRO. While Dhawan said 'keep the dream alive', Pant saluted the hardwork of the team behind the mission
We are proud of you team @isro for your ultimate hard work, you have not lost, you have gotten us further. Keep the… https://t.co/o2eyNeTXEv— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1567835073000
There is no such thing as failure. Only upwards and onwards from here We are proud of you @isro, we salute your h… https://t.co/m4dh93TRKi— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1567834421000
Hardik Pandya thanked ISRO for inspiring millions, and Irfan Pathan said, "We started and we will reach the finish line."
As cricketers, we try to knock it out of the park but you @isro have shown us how you’ll keep increasing your bound… https://t.co/DWYF3d3vup— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) 1567839697000
We started and we will reach the finish line...Proud of @isro proud of our #Chandrayaan2 #ISRO— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1567835249000
Wrestler Geeta Phogat was also among the several sports stars also saluting the space agency's mission. The 30-year-old mum-to-be, tweeted, "Those who try are never defeated."
लहरों से डर कर नौका पार नहीं होती, कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती। पूरे भारत वर्ष को @isro पर गर्व है #Chandrayaan2— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) 1567822930000
Shuttler Saina Nehwal also shared a picture of PM Modi and ISRO chief K Sivan with the caption,"India is proud of u #ISRO."
India is proud of u #ISRO #VikramLander #Chandrayaan2 https://t.co/ziXY5hlF24— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) 1567832228000
Chandrayaan-2 took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
The Vikram lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter on September 2; it was supposed to land on the moon's south pole between 1:30 am to 2:30 am in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday.
The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the moon.