Prince William hits a six, Kate Middleton plays cricket in Lahore. Internet loves viral video
Prince William and Kate Middleton play cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. (Photos: Reuters)
Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed a game of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on October 17 - the fourth day of their tour of Pakistan. Dressed in an embroidered white kurta designed by Pakistani designer Gul Ahmed and white pants, Kate was photographed on the cricket field while batting during the game.
Prince William, while batting, hit a six and Kate, on the other hand, was caught out twice, CBC News reports.
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Emily Andrews, Royal Correspondent for The Sun, also shared a video of their game while the official Twitter account of The Kensington Palace posted more pictures.
Video: William scores a top cricket score of 6 at the National Cricket academy in Lahore to much applause from Kate #RoyalVisitPakistanpic.twitter.com/0w0oyrVnsNEmily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 17, 2019
At the National Cricket Academy in Lahore @TheRealPCB, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a match with children participating in the @BritishCouncil’s DOSTI programme. #RoyalVisitPakistanpic.twitter.com/bOvF5osDtcKensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 17, 2019
Netizens are delighted with the video and the pictures, and posted about it in the comments section.
I wish you must come again and again We will welcome ALWAYS.Waqas Ahmed (@WaqasAh77) October 17, 2019
I was waiting for this special enthusiastic sporting moment from TRHS.Elizabeth Barnes (@Elizabe65243369) October 17, 2019
You've made me want to visit Pakistan. Such an amazing tourKimRichardson (@rich_kimmie) October 17, 2019
World best CoupleTalat Husssain Dar (@talat_dar) October 17, 2019
Anuwar sadek (@MgAnuwarsadek) October 17, 2019
Good to see them enjoying and having some fun playing cricket at National cricket academy in Lahore! Impressed to see Prince William Batting..Faisal Iqbal (@FaisalIqbalCric) October 18, 2019
Excellent form, so long as he hit through the ball and not sky itWayne A. Morris (@Lacus09) October 17, 2019
Fantastic. Very glad to see them enjoying every moment to its fullest. CheersKhurram Gultasab (@KhuramGultasab) October 17, 2019
Several acclaimed cricketers of Pakistan also joined the Royal couple at the National Cricket Academy. Waqar Younis, former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, was umpiring while Kate and Prince William played the match. "I'm glad that they came. It was a great encouragement for these young kids," Younis told CBS News.
Speaking of their cricket skills, Younis added, "They probably need some homework! William told me he has played a lot of tennis - and that he really only played cricket when he was younger. But he said he can work on it."
The couple, in fact, also met aspiring cricketers at the academy. Before leaving, Prince William and Kate received three cricket bats for their children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - as presents.
Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived in Islamabad on late Monday night and their Royal tour of Pakistan will conclude on October 18.
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