Lokesh Rahul indicates that he did not take a catch to dismiss Australia's Usman Khawaja during the third day's play of the fourth and final Test. Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP
Lokesh Rahul indicates that he did not take a catch to dismiss Australia's Usman Khawaja during the third day's play of the fourth and final Test. Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP

KL Rahul might not be in his best form but is still a precious asset to Indian line-up. And today, he proved it with his honest act of not claiming a low ‘catch’ of Aussie batsman Marcus Harris on day 3 of the 4th and final Test. Rahul’s this gesture made on-field umpire Ian Gould laud him for his positive sportsman spirit.

The incident happened when Harris tried to hit a ball off Jadeja’s bowling, but didn’t get a proper connection and Rahul made a dive to catch the ball. Rahul then quickly got back on his knees and signalled to umpire and other players that the catch was not clean. Rahul was fielding at mid-on when he dive to take the match.

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Lokesh Rahul (L) indicates that he did not take a catch to dismiss Australia’s Usman Khawaja during the third day’s play of the fourth Test. Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP

Rahul’s gesture saw the umpire applaud him and give him the thumbs up sign. Meanwhile, soon Harris got out for 79, missing his maiden Test century. As per latest report, the game has stopped play due to bad light. India are on the verge of winning their first-ever Test series on Aussie soil.

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