India's stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane has been receiving praise for his leadership qualities in the ongoing second Test between India and Australia in Melbourne. Even after getting run-out on Day 3, Rahane's simple gesture for his batting partner Ravindra Jadeja was so powerful that Twitter was flooded with applaud from impressed fans.
Rahane scored a brilliant 112 while Jadeja was batting at 49 and played a shot off-side against Nathan Lyon and ran for a quick single. Rahane responded to the call but a quick throw from Marnus Labuschagne at short cover saw Tim Paine dislodge the bails in no time.
However, after getting run out, Rahane's great gesture caught the eyes of many. He gave Jadeja a pat on his chest, asking him to carry on as he left the ground. He ultimately won the hearts of his Twitter admirers again.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Rahane's gesture:
India's batting wrapped up fast after Rahane's run out as the players could only manage to score 326 runs, amassing a healthy lead of 131 runs.