Rohit Sharma is known for his hard-hitting knocks on the cricket field but soon the Mumbai batsman will be seen in a completely new avatar. Rohit is set to become the first Indian cricketer to throw the ceremonial 'first pitch' during a baseball match in the United States of America.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, Rohit will do the honours for American Major League Baseball (MLB) for Seattle Mariners at their home ground of Safeco Field on Sunday.
Rohit will be a part of the pre-game activity head of Seattle's clash with Tampa Bay Rays.
It is a ritual in American baseball where they invite a guest to throw out a ceremonial first pitch to mark the start of the game.
The 31-year-old is currently on a three-city US tour and will be touring the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles where he will participate in a series of cricket clinics besides meeting fans.
Rohit has been dropped by the national selectors for the one-off Afghanistan Test which is slated to commence from June 14. Currently, there has been a dip in his form since the beginning of the year starting with the tour of South Africa. His record with the red ball has been quite stagnant so far.
Even during the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rohit, who leads Mumbai Indians, couldn't manage to make an impact with the bat in the tournament.