Though wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha from Madhya Pradesh has been selected in the Indian team for the opening match of the four-test series in Australia, former international and national cricketers from Madhya Pradesh want that he gets a chance to play. The series is scheduled to be held in December.
Talking to Hindustan Times over phone and expressing his happiness, Naman said he feels proud to play for the country in test matches. "If I get the chance, I will definitely like to give my best."
Naman had scored a double ton and two centuries during Australia A tour held in Brisbane in July, 2014. Recently, Naman scored 217 runs in the semifinal match of Duleep Trophy against North Zone. He had also been selected for the fourth test of India-England series held in July and August, 2014 but he didn't get a chance to play.
Former Ranji player Brijesh Tomar said, "Naman has given his best performance both at domestic and international levels. He should be allowed to prove his mettle. Ishwar Pandey was excluded from the team and wasn't given a chance to perform. We don't want Naman to meet the same fate."
Former international cricketer Amay Khurasia said, "Naman should get an opportunity to play for India so that he can make a permanent position in the Indian squad. Currently, he is doing well and I hope he gets a chance to play."