Major League Baseball (MLB) team Seattle Mariners have invited star India batsman Rohit Sharma to throw the ceremonial ‘first pitch’, making him the first cricketer to be bestowed with this prestigious recognition.
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 on 4th June) as a pregame activity against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The ceremonial ‘first pitch’ is an American tradition in Baseball where a guest of honor is invited to throw the first pitch and mark the start of the game. Rohit Sharma - managed by IMG Reliance Talent Management - is on a three-city US tour as part of 'Desh-Legends of Cricket Series'.
Rohit will be visiting San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles to participate in cricket clinics and fan meet and greet.