Sachin Tendulkar's IPL retirement shocked Mumbai Indians, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma hopes Sachin Tendulkar will return in some capacity to share his experience and thoughts with the Mumbai Indians in future © IANS

Mumbai: May 28, 2013

Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma said on Tuesday that Sachin Tendulkar’s decision to retire from the Indian Premier League (IPL) came as a shock to the team after they clinched their first ever title in the recently concluded edition.

“The news of Sachin Paaji’s exit was shocking to all of us. We didn’t know at all that he was going to announce his retirement after the final,” revealed Rohit,  as reported by Mid-Day.

“We will miss him,” said Rohit of his senior pro, who couldn’t be part of the Mumbai Indians team towards the end of the tournament due to a hand injury.

“I hope he will continue in some capacity and share his exclusive experience and thoughts in future for Mumbai Indians,” said Rohit.

Tendulkar represented Mumbai Indians in all six seasons so far, scoring 2,334 runs averaging 34.83 in 78 IPL matches. He maitained a strike-rate of 119.81, recording one century and 13 fifties.