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Keshav Maharaj


ABOUT
Keshav Maharaj

Full NameKeshav Athmanand Maharaj

BornFebruary 7, 1990

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

NationalitySouth Africa

RoleAll rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Slow left-arm orthodox Bowler

Relation(s)Athmanand Maharaj (Father)

ABOUT

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.


Background


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 international level cricket. 


Keshav 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. 


Debut


In the year 2016, Maharaj was selected 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 April 2017, he was selected in the 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 recognition. 


In 2017, South Africans played against the Kiwis, in the Test Match the South African spinner, Maharaj picked up his first ever five wicket haul in Dunedin. 


Maharaj was felicitated with Man of the Match award for the 2nd Test as South Africa won by 8 wickets.


Records


Maharaj picked up his 50th wicket for his career in Tests, during the first Test against Bangladesh. 

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