XtraTime Web Desk: Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has been invited by the Major League Baseball club Seattle Mariners to throw out the ceremonial ‘First Pitch’.
Rohit will be the first Indian cricketer to be conferred upon this rare and prestigious recognition in a major league American sports event. Rohit will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field, home ground of Seattle Mariners at 12:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on 3rd June (1:00 AM, IST, 4th June) as a pregame activity against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The baseball league in America has a historic ritual inviting a guest of honor to throw out a ceremonial first pitch to mark the start of the game.
Rohit Sharma – managed by IMG Reliance Talent Management – is on a 3 city US tour as part of ‘Desh-Legends of Cricket Series’. Rohit will be visiting San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles where the Indian cricketer will participate in a series of cricket clinics and fan meet and greets.