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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella throws out virtual first pitch for Seattle Mariners — with ‘Halo’ helpers

Satya Nadella is an enormous fan of cricket. However on Sunday he wound up for a unique sport because the Microsoft CEO threw out the virtual first pitch for the Seattle Mariners earlier than the group’s sport in opposition to the San Diego Padres.

Former Mariners catcher Dave Valle joined Nadella for the socially distanced toss — who wants six ft when you may go with 60 ft, 6 inches?

After Nadella threw his first pitch, Valle mentioned, “Not unhealthy. I feel you are able to do a bit bit higher.” So Nadella introduced in a bit muscle from the bullpen within the type of Grasp Chief and others from the Microsoft online game franchise “Halo.”

Throwing out at this time’s virtual first pitch is C.E.O. , joined by and some particular visitors.

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners)

Nadella’s baseball expertise appear to have transferred nicely from what he picked up on the cricket pitch rising up in India. that it was his dream as a boy to play the favored sport professionally.

“The game had a really wealthy heritage at my faculty and I went on to play faculty and junior cricket as a bowler (proper arm off spin),” Nadella mentioned. “At a sure level, I spotted that I had reached my restrict and by chance found my subsequent ardour in engineering and expertise!”

Nadella’s love of sports activities additionally contains soccer. He’s a part of the .
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