The Indian cricket team, currently in Dublin for a T20I series against Ireland, witnessed a historic moment as Chandrayaan-3, the latest lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully executed a soft landing on the Moon’s south pole. Ahead of the start of the 3rd T20I, the cricket stars erupted in applause at The Village cricket ground as they watched the momentous event unfold on television screens.
The Indian cricket team, led by captain Jasprit Bumrah and their support staff celebrated the achievement. Bumrah and his teammates were captured on video clapping and cheering as the spacecraft safely touched down on the lunar surface. The video, shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on their official Twitter account, showcased the players’ genuine excitement and pride in the remarkable accomplishment.
Here is the video:
🎥 Witnessing History from Dublin! 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2023
Cricket Fraternity’s Resounding Praises
The cricket fraternity wasn’t limited to on-field celebrations; several Indian cricketers took to social media to express their admiration for ISRO’s achievement. Indian captain Rohit Sharma tweeted, “The first nation to reach the lunar south pole. That’s got a nice ring to it. A proud moment for each one of us & a big congratulations to @isro for all their efforts.”
🇮🇳 – The 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 to reach the lunar south pole.
That's got a nice ring to it 👏
A proud moment for each one of us & a big congratulations to @isro for all their efforts.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 23, 2023
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar shared an emotional message on his Twitter account, extolling the virtues of ISRO’s hardworking team. His tweet read, “विजयी विश्व तिरंगा प्यारा, झंडा ऊँचा रहे हमारा @ISRO represents the best of India. Humble, hardworking women & men, coming together, overcoming challenges, and making our tricolour fly high.”
विजयी विश्व तिरंगा प्यारा, झंडा ऊँचा रहे हमारा
@ISRO represents the best of India. Humble, hardworking women & men, coming together, overcoming challenges, and making our tricolour fly high.
India must celebrate and congratulate the Chandrayaan-2 team, which was led by Shri K… pic.twitter.com/WpQn14F1Mh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 23, 2023
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli also used his Twitter platform to congratulate the Chandrayaan-3 team. He tweeted, “Many congratulations to the #Chandrayaan3 team. You have made the nation proud. Jai Hind!”
Many congratulations to the #Chandrayaan3 team. You have made the nation proud 🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 23, 2023
Here is how others reacted:
A landmark day in our country's history! Congratulations to everyone involved in the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 🇮🇳 So proud 👏
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 23, 2023
Hats off to the exceptional team at @isro. Your perseverance and brilliance make our nation proud. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🚀
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) August 23, 2023
Kudos to the brilliant minds at @ISRO for their extraordinary achievement!
Congratulations to the #Chandrayaan3 team for their outstanding achievement! 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) August 23, 2023
Historic! We are now on the moon! 🛰️
Congratulations to my fellow Indians on the successful landing of Chandryaan-3! So proud of our nation and its continuous progress and success. 🇮🇳
We will keep going 💪
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) August 23, 2023
CHANDRAYAAN MISSION SUCCESSFULLY
— 𝕸𝖔𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖉 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖎 (@MdShami11) August 23, 2023
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 23, 2023
As we were approaching Sunset, Moon ke South Pole par hum set.
What a glorious moment.
Just proves, after every setback is a stronger comeback .
Some naysayers who want Bharat to fail, some of them living in India as well will have some sleepless nights. #Chandrayaan3 pic.twitter.com/lWbs8Mg5AS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 23, 2023
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 23, 2023
What a sight, The Indian flag on the moon👏😍
Proud moment for our nation🇮🇳
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 23, 2023
India is there! 🇮🇳
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) August 23, 2023
Heartiest congratulations to our dedicated scientists and the entire team behind #Chandrayaan3's successful Moon landing.
A proud moment for our nation🇮🇳
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) August 23, 2023
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 23, 2023
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 23, 2023
A dream nurtured for years has finally blossomed into reality! India's #Chandrayaan3 lands gracefully on the moon, swelling our hearts with pride. A hearty salute to ISRO’s exceptional team for crafting this historic moment! Congratulations to all. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳🙏 @isro
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 23, 2023
Wishing #Chandrayaan-3 a safe and successful landing on the lunar surface! Go ISRO, go! This mission marks a monumental achievement for India and a giant stride in space exploration. Fingers crossed for a historic touchdown. @isro #Chandrayaan3Landing
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 23, 2023
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 23, 2023
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