Keshav Maharaj Biography
Keshav Maharaj is a South African cricketer, who is primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He was born on 7 February 1990 in Durban.
The spin specialist bowler, Maharaj’s father, played as a wicketkeeper for the Natal province in Africa. Due to the apartheid movement which was prevailing in South Africa, his father couldn’t take part in the Test and International level cricket. Maharaj had inherent bowling skills within him. Cricketer More prophesied that Maharaj would become fine spinner on the cricket field and indeed he turned out to be one of them. Maharaj was sports lover since the age of 3. His love and devotion towards cricket were ineffable. Maharaj made it to the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team at the age of 16. Soon he joined the Dolphins. He is one of the rarest talents in South Africa and has gathered fame and fortune domestically.
In the year 2016, Maharaj was elected to the South African National Cricket Team. In his Test debut match, he played against Australia. The South African spinner played a key role in thrashing the Australians in Perth in his maiden match as he took three major wickets in that match. In April 2017, he was accepted in the One Day International (ODI) team for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and made his ODI debut.
Rise to Glory
Maharaj’s debut performance in Perth brought him immense prestige and recognition. In 2017, South Africans played against the Kiwis, in the Test Match the South African spinner, Maharaj picked up his first ever five wickets at a stretch in the city of Dunedin. Maharaj was felicitated with Man of the Match award for the 2nd Test - South Africa in New Zealand Test Series for the 2016/17 season and South Africa won by 8 wickets.
Maharaj picked up his 50th wicket for his career in Tests, during the first Test against Bangladesh.