27 October 2014
Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction
The internationally famous Rolling Stones rockers held the ICC World Cup Trophy and posed with it at the Adelaide Oval
Mick Jagger with the World Cup trophy
The world-famous rockstars were full of excitement when they spotted the World Cup Trophy from a distance, and they later also held and posed with the trophy. Jagger joked that he was as close to the World Cup Trophy as any Englishman was going to get.
Jagger and Watts hoped for an England triumph in the tournament that will be held in Australia and New Zealand, starting from February 14, 2015. England is placed in Pool A along with Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland, and will play its first match against co-host Australia on February 14 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Rolling Stones, one of the most famous and successful music groups of all time, are known for their passion for cricket. Jagger, a lifelong cricket enthusiast, set up Jagged Internetworks, a company that webcasted cricket matches, in 1997. In April last year during their North American tour, they asked for a snooker table and a television with ongoing cricket matches.
In a celebrity match in 1996, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones took what he claimed was the first televised hat-trick at The Oval in England, with his victims being television newsreader Trevor McDonald, cricket presenter Charles Colvile and Gary Lineker, the retired football star.
The Rolling Stones arrived in Australia on October 19 and held their first show in the Adelaide Oval, venue of four matches in the World Cup, on Saturday night. They'll also be traveling to Perth, Victoria, New South Wales and Brisbane during their Australia tour.
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