Harbhajan's tweet over Chandrayaan-2's success receives mixed response

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Harbhajan Singh’s Tweet Over Chandrayaan-2’s Success Receives Mixed Response 

Harbhajan Singh’s Tweet Over Chandrayaan-2’s Success Receives Mixed Response
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India’s veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh has hailed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 on its second Lunar Mission on Monday (July 22). Overall, his latest tweet had witnessed a mixed response on social media.

The debate on social media had witnessed referring Harbhajan’s tweet as utter ‘bigotry’ whereas some have thrown defended the Punjab-based star for his tweet.

The 39-year-old off-spinner Harbhajan has lauded ISRO for its mission to the moon.

In his tweet, Harbhajan had maintained that some countries have the moon on their flags, whereas, some have their flags on the moon.

Besides, Harbhajan had listed as many as nine countries in the first line by maintaining that these countries have moons embossed on their flags. It includes Pakistan, Maldives, Malaysia, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Algeria.

Harbhajan Singh also drew flak for his latest tweet:

Harbhajan Singh, Shane Warne, ICC World Cup 2019
Photo Credit: AFP.

The ‘Turbanator’ also added that the United States of America (USA), India, Russia and China had their successful campaign on the moon.

In one of the responses, activist Kavita Krishnan had deemed Harbhajan’s tweet as a ‘bigoted story’. She had also posted a Nepal flag by adding it subsequently bears crescent moon.

Kavita stressed that Harbhajan should learn from Sri Lankan cricketers.

“May I disturb this bigoted story of yours with some reality? This is the Nepal flag, also with the crescent moon on it. Literally ‘flagging’ all ‘Muslim’ countries, is the essence of Islamophobic baiting & profiling. Wish you should learn from Sri Lankan cricketers & rise above this,” Kavita tweeted.

Also, Shehla Rashid, who is the General Secretary for newly-formed Jammu and Kashmir’s People’s Movement (JKPM), had retweeted a comment. The JKPM political party came into being in March 2019.

Also, Shehla had retweeted comments which had questioned Harbhajan.

However, it is not new; the same tweet has been doing rounds on the internet in the past.

Since 1998, Harbhajan had featured in 236 ODIs, 103 Tests and 28 T20Is.

Here’s how they had responded over Harbhajan Singh’s  tweet over Chandrayaan-2’s Success:


In conclusion, it is a remarkable achievement for India in space.

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