Ireland are putting up a brave fight against Pakistan in their maiden Test match at Malahide in Dublin as they look to save the tie. Asked to follow on after being bowled out for 130 in their first innings, the Irish have been given a good start by their openers in the second essay.
While Ed Joyce and captain William Porterfield kept the Pakistani bowlers at bay in the middle, the Irish team had a celebrity guest supporting them from the sidelines. Legendary singer Mick Jagger was present at the ground and tweeted photograph of himself with the message – “It’s great to be back in Ireland, first stop was their inaugural cricket test match versus Pakistan.”
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 13, 2018
An Englishman by birth, Jagger is best known for being the lead singer of the famous band Rolling Stones and also has several solo hits to his name.
His presence created a stir at the otherwise quiet setting at the stadium. Even Cricket Ireland tweeted an image of the singer with the message – “Jumpin’ Jack Flash! ⚡️@MickJagger has come to watch our first men’s Test match!#IREvPAK #BackingGreen.”
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) May 13, 2018
Pakistan, scored 310 for 9 after batting first in the match and continue to be the favourites to win with two days of play left.
Jagger will be performing a gig along with Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood as part Rolling Stones’ ‘No Filter Tour’ in Dublin on May 17.