Visakhapatnam, Apr 10: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has praised Rohit Sharma after the youngster sealed victory for Mumbai Indians with a last-ball six against Deccan Chargers in Game 9 of IPL 5 here on Monday night.
See pictures of Mumbai Indians' and Rohit's celebrations
Tendulkar, who missed the game due to a right finger injury, took to twitter to praise Rohit. He described Rohit's batting as “brilliant."
“Brilliant batting by Rohit. Keep it going buddy!!!," tweeted (@sachin_rt) Tendulkar on Tuesday.
Rohit top scored in that exciting match. He remained unbeaten on 73 off 50 balls with five sixes and four boundaries. With 18 needed off the final over bowled by Daniel Christian, Rohit smashed two sixes to give Mumbai their second win in three games.
Also Tendulkar thanked his friends and well wishers on twitter on Tuesday. He thanked them for praying for his speedy recovery.
Tendulkar has missed Mumbai's last two games due to an injury sustained during the opening game against Chennai Super Kings. He was hit on the right glove by a rising Doug Bollinger delivery. On Monday he had tweeted the picture of his injured finger.
It is not clear when Tendulkar will be back on field. Mumbai's next match is on April 11, Wednesday, against Rajasthan Royal at Tendulkar's home ground, Wankhede Stadium.
“A big thank you to all my friends and well wishers who are praying for my speedy recovery :-)" he tweeted.