India vs England 5th Test Kennington Oval: Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger has teamed with charity organisation ‘Chance to Shine’ and will donate Euro 20,000 for every notable performance, especially for a century or a five-wicket haul, be it an Indian or an Englishman. Also Read - India vs England: Virat Kohli's Reaction to 'Best Indian Team' Tag Question A Result of Disappointment After Series Loss, Says Sunil Gavaskar
The Rolling Stones frontman is a keen football follower and an ardent cricket fan as well. the 75-year-old was earlier in the year spotted in Russia rooting for England in the FIFA World Cup. He also pledged to donate Euro 10,000 for every half-century or a three-wicket haul. Also Read - India vs England 5th Test Kennington Oval: Glenn McGrath Takes to Instagram to Praise James Anderson on Becoming Most Successful Fast Bowler in tests
Talking about his charitable activities to The Cricketer, Jagger said that it would be a fun way to raise some money for the charity. Also Read - India vs England Tests 2018: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay to Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane---Players Responsible For Virat Kohli-Led Team India's 4-1 Loss
On the announcement, Jagger said: “I follow England – the game in general, in fact – from wherever I am in the world and thought this would be a fun way to make some money for Chance to Shine.
“It’s been an exciting series that has got people talking cricket so let’s reflect that; with every inspiring performance comes a new fan and the younger those fans are, the better it is for cricket’s future.”
He added, “No pressure on either Joe Root’s guys or Virat Kohli’s – though the bigger they go at the Oval the better!”
Meanwhile, India has already lost the five-match Test series 3-1 and now the Virat Kohli-led side would look to salvage pride from the match. This will be a good opportunity for Kohli to give Shaw and Hanuma a look in. The Test will also be an emotional one for England as Alastair Cook will step out in the whites for one last time as he has already announced his retirement.
On Monday, Cook announced that England’s fifth Test against India that starts on September 7 at The Oval will be his last. “After much thought and deliberation over the last few months I have decided to announce my retirement from international cricket at the end of this Test series against India,” Cook said. “Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank,” he added.