His injured finger might have stopped him from playing but it couldn't stop master blaster Sachin Tendulkar from praising his Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma on Twitter for his match-winning against Deccan Chargers.
Rohit, who smashed an unbeaten 73 off 50 balls, hit a six off the last ball to give Mumbai Indians a thrilling win on Monday night.
Tendulkar, who is nursing his injury to the middle finger of his right hand, tweeted: "Brilliant batting by Rohit. Keep it going buddy!!!"
The legendary batsman had posted a pic of his finger on Twitter on Monday that he had hurt in the first match of the Indian Premier League 5 against Chennai Super Kings.
It was the fifth ball of the ninth over when Tendulkar, batting on 15 got a short ball from Bollinger. It climbed on to him and it hit one of the green patches and reared up uncomfortably. Tendulkar could just fend it off as it hit him on the glove.
The iconic batsman however faced the next delivery and got a single to go onto 16. However at the end of the over, he sought medical attention. But after being advised to retire, Tendulkar was seen returning to the dug-out looking inconsiderable pain. He had scored 16 off 15 balls with a four and a six off Albie Morkel.
Brilliant batting by Rohit. Keep it going buddy!!!- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 9, 2012