New Delhi, Sep 7 : India skipper Virat Kohli and former opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday applauded ISRO's relentless effort despite losing communication with Chandrayaan 2's lander Vikram moments before it was preparing to make a soft-landing on the surface of the moon.
"There's nothing like failure in science, we experiment & we gain. Massive respect for the scientists at ISRO who worked relentlessly over days & nights. The nation is proud of you, Jai Hind," Kohli tweeted.
"Khwaab Adhoora raha par Hauslein Zinda hain, Isro woh hai, jahaan mushkilein Sharminda hain. Hum Honge Kaaamyab," Sehwag too wrote on his twitter handle.
Wrestler Geeta Phogat also tweeted, saying, "The boat does not cross, fearing the waves, those who try are never defeated. Whole India is proud of @isro #Chandrayaan2."
Others who took to twitter to hail ISRO were Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Krunal Pandya.
In the early hours of Saturday, ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with the lander was lost at 2.1 km from the lunar surface.
"The lander Vikram's descent was as planned and normal performance was observed until an altitude of 2.1 kilometres. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to the ground station was lost. The data is being analysed," ISRO chief K Sivan said.