Calling SplitViewController MasterViewController from DetailViewController

Today when coding SplitViewController, come across this way to call the method over MasterViewController from DetailViewController using below way.

// Picking some arbitrary row
NSUInteger desiredRow = 3;//???
// The Master navigation controller is at index zero in the template, you can check in your app delegate's didFinishLaunching: method
UINavigationController *masterController = [self.splitViewController.viewControllers objectAtIndex:0];
// Next we want a reference to the topmost viewController again you shouldn't assume it's a UITableViewController
UITableViewController *tableController = (UITableViewController *)masterController.visibleViewController;
// Next we get the reference to the tableview in-question
UITableView *tableView = tableController.tableView;
// We translate our desired row to an index path
NSIndexPath *path = [NSIndexPath indexPathForRow:desiredRow inSection:0];
// We select the row , again this will not call didSelectRowAtIndexPath:
[tableView selectRowAtIndexPath:path animated:YES scrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionNone];
// We call didSelectRowAtIndexPath: on the tableview's delegate
[tableView.delegate tableView:tableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath:path];