The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord's Test by an global cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.
England and India are set to begin their second Test at Lord's after the opening day was lost to rain.
The match had been due to start at 11:00am local time (1000 GMT) but with rain still falling and the skies above Lord's increasingly dark, the umpires called it a day at 4:50pm (1550 GMT).
Pope will become the fourth player under 21 to represent England in Test cricket this year, following Mason Crane, Dominic Bess and Sam Curran.
With rainfall forecasted for Friday, another frustrating day with a lot of interruptions is on the cards.
Dirty business: Mike Atherton was the first cricketer to be caught tampering with the ball when he rubbed dirt on it during a Test match against South Africa at Lord's in 1994. The first Test was a thriller which ended as a nightmare for Kohli's team as Joe Root's men were too strong for India as they completed a 31-run win. They can also be made captains. Chris Woakes, having missed his home Test, should come back into the England side but Jadeja has a better chance of replacing Hardik Pandya because he brings beans and grit in every department.
With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.