Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad





Home > News > First Look


President Bush, right arm over the wicket

March 04, 2006

His skills with the cherry might not match tear-away speedster Shoaib Akthar or wily spinner Muttahiah Muralitharan, but he definitely can give them a run for their money with his facial expressions.

Bush, who ahead of his visit to India and Pakistan had said he was a "cricket person", tried his hand with the willow in Pakistan.

Armed with tips from Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan and captain Inzamam-ul-Huq, the president faced three balls and also rolled his arm over at the US embassy lawns on Saturday afternoon.

Only, to Pakistan's ill luck, cricket diplomacy failed to work with President Bush as it had with India.

Bush rejected Pakistan's demand for a nuclear deal similar to the one he inked with India, saying the two countries were "different and had different histories".

Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

 


Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: Mind your language..Bush isn't our President!!

My humble request to all the media persons out there. Please mind your language while you choose words to address Mr.Bush, the so called president ...


Posted by NoorAhmed




Disclaimer





Article Tools Email this article
Print this article
Contact the editors



Copyright © 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.