New Delhi: Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh trolled some countries with moon on their national flags, including Pakistan, after India`s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 was blasted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on Monday.
"Some countries have moon on their flags. While some countries having their flags on moon," Harbhajan tweeted.
Some countries have moon on their flags
While some countries having their flags on moon
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 22, 2019
The second line had miniature pictures of the national flags of the US, India, China and Russia, the four countries to have successfully conducted moon missions.
The first line had similar images of nine countries` national flags with moon on them, including Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Maldives, Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Malaysia and Azerbaijan.
India`s second lunar mission was on track on Monday after its `Bahubali` GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft -- Chandrayaan-2 -- into the orbit in a copybook style.
The 43.4 metres tall, 640-tonne rocket, nicknamed `Bahubali`, carried the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which will carry out India`s second mission to its closest celestial neighbour.
Soon after the launch, a number of cricketers congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for successfully putting Chandrayaan-2 into the orbit.
"Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind (sic.)" tweeted India captain Virat Kohli.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2019
"I congratulate Team @isro on achieving yet another milestone with the launch of #Chandrayaan2! Hope this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future. Jai Hind," Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
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
India`s Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara also extended his wishes to the ISRO team. "Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historic moment for India! #Chandrayaan2 (sic.)," Pujara tweeted.
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 22, 2019
Hailing ISRO for the successful launch, former cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, "Many congratulations to Team #Chandrayaan2 @isro for the successful and seamless launch!"
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2019