Rohit Sharma was invited by Major League Baseball club ‘Seattle Mariners’ to throw the ceremonial ‘First Pitch’. Sadly for the star Indian batsman, though, his throw wasn’t quite on the mark.
Rohit is on a 3-city US tour along with his wife Ritika Sajdeh as part of ‘Desh-Legends of Cricket Series’.
Rohit, who is the first Indian cricketer to be given the honour of throwing the ‘First Pitch’, took his time to steady his base before going for it. But that had little bearing on the outcome as his throw went well off the mark, comfortably going over the head of the catcher.
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 Haldipur (@parthivhaldipur) June 3, 2018
Rohit also shared a picture of himself with his wife on Twitter.
“Great fun throwing the first pitch for @Mariners with my lady by my side,” he wrote.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 4, 2018
The 31-year-old also posted a video of him entering the ground on Facebook. He wrote, “Hitman making history at Safeco Field throwing out the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners Desh Vegas”
Hitman making history at Safeco Field throwing out the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners 🙌 Desh Vegas
Posted by Rohit Sharma on Sunday, 3 June 2018