When Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the moon on Wednesday, India wrote the book on history. While the occasion gave the nation’s citizens great delight and pride, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians saw it as a sign of progress for cricket.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2019, however it couldn’t complete its mission and exploded shortly before touching down. Team India was eliminated from the 2019 World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final.
India was the first nation to set foot on the south pole of the moon in 2023. The Mumbai Indians are expecting to make history in the main event of the World Cup as well since the event took place in that year.
MI posted a collage picture on X, previously known as Twitter, comparing the destinies of ISRO and the Indian cricket squad. They published images of Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, and former ISRO chairman K Sivan to illustrate what occurred in 2019.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission was under Sivan’s supervision. When the spaceship didn’t arrive at its target, he sobbed. Rohit undoubtedly had a similar emotion when India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the 2019 ODI World Cup semifinal.
MI included a picture of current ISRO chairman S. Somnath below the comparison, who thanked his colleagues in science and the populace of the nation after Chandrayaan-3’s successful soft landing. In an apparent prediction of Team India’s victory in the 2017 World Cup, MI tweeted, “Believe.”
The landing was broadcast live by ISRO on both its official website and YouTube channel. The event was the most viewed live event on the site worldwide with up to 80 lakh viewers. Through a video hookup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is now in South Africa, participated in the historic event as well.
India hasn’t claimed an ICC title since a team captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the Champions title in 2013. When India won the 2011 ODI World Cup, Dhoni also served as captain.Indian supporters are hoping that the hosts will be able to repeat the feat this time to put an end to a ten-year trophy drought now that the major event is back on Indian territory.