India’s limited-overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma threw ceremonial First Pitch for the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball.
Consequently, the opener became the first Indian cricketer to achieve the honours.
Rohit performed the famous ritual for the match of Seattle Mariners against Tamba Bay Rays. The baseball match took place at the home ground of the Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field.
Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to throw the ceremonial First Pitch.
Meanwhile, the ceremonial first pitch is a longstanding ritual of baseball in which a guest of honour throws a ball to mark the end of pregame celebration and the start of the game.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is enjoying his break after impending IPL season for Mumbai Indians. Unfortunately, the Men in Blue could not defend their title after they were knocked out in the league stages.
Furthermore, Rohit is also not included in India’s Test squad against Afghanistan. Thus, Rohit is on a three-city US tour as a part of Desh Legends of Cricket Series.
The flamboyant right-hander will visit San Fransico/Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles. Indian limited-overs deputy will partake in activities to promote cricket. Rohit will also greet his fans in America.
However, Rohit Sharma will next don the Indian blues when the team takes on Ireland in a two-match T20I series. Rohit is expected to lead the Indian team if in case Virat Kohli misses out.
Rohit Sharma also took to his Twitter handle after he threw the First Pitch at Major League Baseball. Rohit post read as,
“Great fun throwing the first pitch for @Mariners with my lady by my side ? @SafecoField”.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 4, 2018
Moreover, below is the video of Rohit Sharma kickstarting the baseball match.
Indian cricketer @ImRo45 throwing the ceremonial ‘First pitch’ at a baseball game between the Seattle @Mariners and Tampa Bay @RaysBaseball, earlier today. #GoMariners @BCCI pic.twitter.com/yIm77kda1H
— Parthiv Haldipur (@parthivhaldipur) June 3, 2018