>i think how Gooch got out in the second inning of the 1st test is pretty
>well known. I want to know what if Gooch use his foot or legs to kick
>the ball instead of "handling it"..
As was discussed in several articles on rsc following Gooch's dismissal, it
is OK to use either your legs (assuming there is no danger of LBW --- i.e. if
you have already hit the ball once (as Gooch had) or the ball pitched outside
the leg-stump or whatever) or your bat to knock the ball away in such a
situation. I suppose that it should be OK to use any part of your body except
a hand not holding the bat, again assuming that there is no danger of LBW.
One problem with trying to use your bat or legs is the possibility of being
out hit-wicket; perhaps weighed against the certainty of being out "handled
the ball", it's worth the risk.