Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer to throw the ceremonial ‘First Pitch’ in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game.
The Indian cricket team vice-captain did the honors for MLB club Seattle Mariners at their home ground of Safeco Field. Seattle’s baseball match was against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Baseball clubs in America always had a historic ritual of inviting a guest of honor to throw out a ceremonial first pitch to mark the start of the game.
Rohit, who is on a US tour, shared a picture with his wife Ritika Sajdeh on social media after completing the ritual.
Cricket fans in India may not be aware of the baseball rules. But they are familiar with the ground thanks to Cricket All-Stars, an exhibition Twenty20 cricket series took place in the United States in 2015. The clash was between Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's team which consisted of retired players in both teams.