While in Pakistan, President Bush tried to learn the game of cricket and how it differs from baseball.
Mr. Bush bowled and batted several times on a small cricket pitch set up on the grounds of the U.S. embassy, as students from the Islamabad College for Boys looked on and encouraged him.
He got a quick lesson on how to hold the bat from the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan. Khan also explained to the former owner of a Texas baseball team how cricket, the popular sport of the old British empire, differs from baseball.
Pakistani cricket team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and famous batsman Salman Butt were also on hand to share their expertise with Mr. Bush.Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.