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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.

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Sep 07, 2019, 03.01 PM IST
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From left: Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal, Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to laud ISRO.
In the hours that followed the news of ISRO losing communication with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander moments before it was preparing to make a soft-landing on the moon, social media has been buzzing with posts lauding the team behind 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'

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."

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).

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

Hardik Pandya thanked ISRO for inspiring millions, and Irfan Pathan said, "We started and we will reach the finish line."

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."

Shuttler Saina Nehwal also shared a picture of PM Modi and ISRO chief K Sivan with the caption,"India is proud of u #ISRO."

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.

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The Chandrayaan-2 launch is expected to take place today. Its postponement last week is reminiscent of other times when reaching the final frontier was delayed. In Pic: A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district.

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