Rohit Sharma © AFP
Rohit Sharma © AFP

In a first, Rohit Sharma has been invited by Major League Baseball club Seattle Mariners to throw the ceremonial ‘first pitch’. He will thus become the first India cricketer to earn such an honour during major American sporting event. Rohit will throw the pitch as part of Mariners’ pre-game activity against Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on June 4 at 1.00 AM (IST).

Rohit is currently touring United States as part of his 3-city tour called ‘Desh-Legends of Cricket Series’. He will be travelling to San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles to conduct cricket clinics and meet his fans.

Rohit has been left out of India’s squad for one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14 at Bangalore. Rohit, however, finds a place in India’s ODI, T20I squads for England and Ireland series.