Indeed, it was the right move to pack the side with seven specialist batsmen backed by two spinners and two seamers.
Ojha, making his debut, bowled well enough to get rewarded and he deserves to be persisted with.
With the next Test in Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium whose proximity to the sea has always been an influencing factor, the team might be inclined to bring in Ishant as the third seamer in the eleven.
But in the present situation, there is vacancy for only four bowlers and it makes sense to retain the Kanpur XI for the Mumbai Test.
In Image: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) and teammate Pragyan Ojha carry the stumps after winning the second Test match.