Cricket, as most spectators of the sport admit, is a relaxing experience. And King Hussein?
CU ZOOM OUT King Hussein puts on pads
MV King Hussein being handed and putting on batting gloves (3 shots)
LV King Hussein batting (2 shots)
MV Young boy bowls
CU King's friend laughing
MV King being coached
DU & MV King bats (3 shots)
Initials BB/1258 TH/GS/BB/1305
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Background: Cricket, as most spectators of the sport admit, is a relaxing experience. And King Hussein of Jordan, whose offbeat hobby as a radio ham has often hit the headlines, has now taken to playing cricket, as a means of escaping form the tensions surrounding as Middle East head of states.
Film from cameraman Ayyud Mirza shows the King brushing up on his cricket in the nets. Among the bowlers giving the King a chance to practice the game were adviser from the Pakistan military mission to the country.