Keshav Maharaj Height, Weight, Family, Girlfriend, Education, Biography

Keshav Maharaj Height, Weight, Family, Girlfriend, Education, Biography
Keshav Maharaj Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth February 7, 1990
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Girlfriend Lerisha Munsamy

Keshav Maharaj is a South African professional cricketer who has represented his country primarily in the test match format of the sport, as a specialist spin bowler. As of June 2021, he had also represented the country in 8 ODI matches. In the South African domestic circuit, he has played for the KwaZulu-Natal provincial team (2006–Present) and the Dolphins franchise team (2009–Present) across all 3 formats. Although not highly sought after in the T20 version of the sport, he has represented the Durban Heat franchise (2018-Present) in the Mzansi Super League (MSL). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Keshav has also played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing teams such as Lancashire County Cricket Club (2018) and Yorkshire County Cricket Club (2019) in the English domestic circuit.

Born Name

Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

Nick Name

Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2016
Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2016 (Keshav Maharaj / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Residence

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nationality

South African

 

Education

Keshav had attended the Northwood Boys High School in his hometown of Durban.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2015
Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2015 (Keshav Maharaj / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Athmanand Maharaj (Former Cricketer)
  • Mother – Kanchan Mala Maharaj
  • Siblings – Nashika Maharaj (Sister), Tarisma Maharaj (Sister)
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Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

  • 16 – Test Match, Durban Heat (MSL)
  • 27 – Lancashire County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Yorkshire County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Keshav has dated –

  1. Lerisha Munsamy (2019-Present) – Keshav got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Lerisha Munsamy in early 2019. They were scheduled to get married in May 2020 but the covid-19 induced restrictions in South Africa had forced the couple to postpone their wedding plans.

Keshav Maharaj and Lerisha Munsamy, as seen in August 2019
Keshav Maharaj and Lerisha Munsamy, as seen in August 2019 (Keshav Maharaj / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Indian descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Often sports a light stubble

Religion

Hinduism

Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Keshav Maharaj as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Keshav Maharaj / Instagram)

Keshav Maharaj Facts

  1. In his developmental years, Keshav used to be a pace bowler. He had tried spin bowling just for fun at a practice session in school and found that his accuracy was very good. He soon found a greater rhythm in his bowling action as a spin bowler and stuck to it.
  2. When he captured his first 5-wicket haul in Test match cricket, in March 2017, against New Zealand, it was just the 7th 5-wicket haul by a South African spinner in a test match against New Zealand. The rarity can be attributed to the fact that both countries are not highly renowned for producing too many spinners and the pitches provided for test match cricket in both countries are much more suited to pace bowling.
  3. In July 2018, during a Test match against Sri Lanka, he had recorded astonishing bowling figures of 9 for 124. These were the then best bowling figures in a Test innings by a visiting bowler in Sri Lanka as well as by a South African bowler in Asia. He had also become just the 2nd left-arm spinner, after Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath, to claim 9 wickets in a test match innings.
  4. In June 2021, he became just the 2nd South African bowler to take a hat-trick (3 wickets in 3 successive deliveries) in a Test match. The first South African to do so was Geoff Griffin in 1960.
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Featured Image by Keshav Maharaj / Instagram

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