PUNE (India) - There is some dispute over the application of the term Diamond Duck which has sometimes been used to refer to being dismissed without facing a ball (usually run out) or when a batsman is out to the first ball of a teams innings. I quickly went through many reference books. No one has mentioned the definition of a diamond duck. But in my opinion, Simon Katich being out in the second Test in Adelaide without playing a ball qualifies him for one, said cricket historian Kersi Meher Homji. Perhaps, the last Australian batsman, who got Diamond Duck in Test, was wicketkeeper and opener Wayne Phillips. During his four-minute stay on wicket in the second Test against West Indies in Trinidad where he was run out without facing a ball in the second innings. Notably, when referring to the dismissal of Jimmy Cook in 1992, who in his long awaited Test debut was out on the first ball of the match, ESPN cricinfo refer to this as a diamond duck. Maharaja pair, a phrase was suggested by Meher-Homji to describe the feat of AJS Smith of Natal (South Africa) who in 1972-73 scored a duck in one innings and in the next innings was run out before he faced a ball. Kim Hughes in the third unofficial Test vs South Africa at Johannesburg in 1985-86 was dismissed in both innings first ball. Then going in as Rodney Hoggs runner, he was run out on first ball. So he went to the middle three times in one match and returned all three times on first ball. This was more than a King Pair - perhaps an Emperor Pair, Kersi said. Meher-Homji wrote in his book out for a duck (Kangaroo Press, 1993). Interestingly, the case is unheralded in the annals of Test cricket whereby a diamond and golden duck occurred in consecutive deliveries. Ponting had joined Steve Waugh as a man with a duck in his 150th Test. And there were two diamond ducks in an innings Aus v RSA, Adelaide 1931/32 when two Australians AF Kippax and HM Thurlow were run out without facing any balls.