Rohit will be the first Indian cricketer to be conferred upon this rare and prestigious recognition in a major league American sports event. Rohit will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field, home ground of Seattle Mariners at 1:00 AM IST on 4th June as a pregame activity against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The baseball league in America has a historic ritual inviting a guest of honor to throw out a ceremonial first pitch to mark the start of the game.
Rohit Sharma - managed by IMG Reliance Talent Management - is on a 3 city US tour as part of 'Desh-Legends of Cricket Series'. Rohit will be visiting San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles where the Indian cricketer will participate in a series of cricket clinics and fan meet and greets.
First Published: June 2, 2018, 6:24 PM IST