Seattle: India cricketer Rohit Sharma on Monday tried his hand at baseball as he became the first cricketer from the country to throw the ceremonial ‘first pitch’ for Major League Baseball (MLB) side Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, which is their home ground.
Rohit, along with his wife Ritika Sajdeh are currently on a three-city tour to the United States, and is in the country as a part of the Desh-Legends of Cricket Series' programme.
The ceremonial ‘first pitch’ is something where a celebrity guest throws a ball in order to conclude the pre-game festivities. Seattle Mariners had taken on Tampa Bay Rays recently.
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 (@turmerictown) June 3, 2018
The Mumbai cricketer also shared a picture of himself with his wife on Twitter.
Rohit Sharma was the captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians (MI), who came close to the playoffs, but finished fifth with 12 points in the standings....