India vs England, 5th Test: Mick Jagger pledges £20,000 for centuries, five wickets at Kia Oval
Mick Jagger is a long-time supporter of cricket and Chance to Shine’s endeavours.@Getty

Legendary rock star and cricket fan Mick Jagger has pledged to donate £20,000 to the Chance to Shine charity if any batsman scores a century or bowler takes five wickets in an innings during the fifth Test between India  and England  at Kia Oval.

The Rolling Stones’ frontman, who has travelled the world watching cricket, announced Wednesday that he will donate the money to Chance to Shine. Bowlers who manage three wickets and batsmen to register half-centuries in the fifth Test will see Jagger donate £10,000 to the charity.

“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,” said Jagger, 75.  “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.

No pressure on either Joe Root’s guys or Virat Kohli’s – though the bigger they go at The Oval the better!”

The Kia Oval Test will be the last for England’s all-time run-getter, Alastair Cook, while their spearhead James Anderson is four wickets away from overtaking Australian legend Glenn McGrath as the most successful fast bowler in Test history.