Rohit Sharma to throw ‘first pitch’ for baseball club

Seattle Mariners has invited the batsman to perform the ritual for its contest against Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, June 03.

Rohit Sharma is currently on a tour of the U.S.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

India’s Rohit Sharma is set to become the first Indian cricketer to throw the ceremonial “first pitch” for a baseball club.

Major League Baseball club Seattle Mariners invited the batsman to perform the ritual on Sunday, June 03, at Safeco Field, its home ground, at 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (June 04, 0100 IST) before its contest against Tampa Bay Rays, according to a communique.

The “first pitch” is a ritual performed by a ‘guest of honour’ to mark the start of a baseball contest.

Rohit is on a tour of the U.S. as part of “Desh-Legends of Cricket Series.”