Naman Ojha is set to become India’s 285th Test cricketer, as he receives the cap from Indian team director Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli, while his other teammates stood around cheering for the 32-year-old Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman. The injury sustained by India’s current wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha opened the door for  Ojha after a “long wait”. Earlier he had admitted that  he would be “under pressure” to perform if he makes the playing XI in the decisive third cricket Test against Sri Lanka starting Friday. “There is a little bit of pressure yes, because I have got this chance after a very long time. But I am not thinking about it. I have waited very long and I am just looking to enjoy my game and enjoy this moment,” Ojha said in anticipation of his coveted Test debut.

India takes on Sri lanka in the last Test of their three match Test series at Colombo in a couple of minutes. Ojha played one ODI (vs Sri Lanka) and T20 Two Internationals, way back in 2010, in a short limited overs tour of Zimbabwe. Since then he has been on the fringes, on tour as second or third wicketkeeper in recent times. ”I played only limited overs cricket and then was dropped. I went to domestic circuit and worked hard. I kept telling myself that I needed to work hard to play well again.

Most of all I needed to keep scoring runs and more runs and more runs. And I kept myself fit so when the next chance comes, I can make the most of that,” said the MP stumper.

(With inputs from agency)