As Chennai based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian helped NASA find the debris of Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram on Tuesday, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) came up with a hilarious tweet for the “NASA team”.
Referring to all the cricket balls hit out of the park by their premier batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, RCB tweeted, “Could the #NASA team that found #VikramLander also help us find the cricket balls hit by ABD & Virat”. After the Vikram Lander was located, the NASA, in a statement credited the Indian engineer and said, “the debris first located by Shanmuga Subramanian about 750 meters northwest of the foremost crash site and was a rare clear pixel identification in that first mosaic”.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 3, 2019
The Bengaluru franchise had earlier posted a congratulatory tweet for ISRO after the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2. “Congratulations @isro. Watching #Chandrayan2 take off was a fantastic sight! P.S. We have a special request for you, on behalf of our batsmen,” RCB tweeted.