Rohit Sharma will be doing something which Sachin, Sehwag or Ganguly haven't done before

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Rohit Sharma to become first Indian cricketer to throw first pitch for an MLB team

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SportsCafe Desk

06/03/2018

Rohit Sharma is on track to set a new milestone as he will be the first Indian cricketer to throw the first pitch for an American Major League Baseball team. The Indian limited-overs vice captain will appear at the Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field at around 1am IST on Sunday.

Cricket and Baseball are two different sports with some similarities between them, as they both include a bat and a ball and players running around all over the field. But cricket isn’t as popular in the US as it is India, as the American citizens have taken a liking towards the sport of baseball.

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is set to break the barrier between the two, as he is scheduled to make the first pitch for MLB team - Seattle Mariners - at their home stadium, Safeco field at around 1 PM in the morning today. This will be a part of the pre-game activity before the home team’s match against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Major League Baseball tournament is the American equivalent of the Indian Premier League and has a huge fan following in the US like the IPL has all across the globe. The MLB is composed of 30 teams: 29 in the United States and one in Canada. American and Canadian Baseball clubs in always had a historic ritual of inviting a guest of honour to throw out a ceremonial first pitch which signaled the start of a game.

After a disappointing season in the IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma took was on a three-city US tour and will be visiting San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles where the Indian cricketer is scheduled to take be a part of a series of cricket clinics aside from meeting fans as well. 

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