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Bush Tries His Hand at Cricket


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.
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