Keshav Maharaj (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameKeshav Athmanand Maharaj ProfessionCricketer (Bowler) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in feet inches- 5’ 10” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg in pounds- 143 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 30 inches - Biceps: 12 inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutODI- 27 May 2017 against England at Southampton Test- 6 November 2016 against South Africa at Perth T20- N/A Jersey Number#16 (South Africa) #16 (Domestic) Domestic/State TeamDolphins, KwaZulu-Natal Records (main ones)In 2017, he became the 7th South African spinner to take a five-for in Tests, against New Zealand. Career Turning PointHis bowling performance in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 first-class seasons, which earned him a spot in South African squad Personal Life Date of Birth7 February 1990 Age (as in 2018)28 Years Birth PlaceDurban, Natal Province, South Africa Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius NationalitySouth Africa HometownDurban, Natal Province, South Africa SchoolNorthwood Boys High School, Durban CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Athmanand Maharaj (Former Wicketkeeper-batsman) Mother- Kanchan Mala Brother- N/A Sisters- Nashika, Tarisma
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Keshav was born into a family of cricketers with roots in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
His great great grandfather first landed Durban in 1874 with a group of Indian labourers, to work under the then racist South African government in farm, sugar, cotton, tea and rail sector.
Keshav started playing cricket at the tender age of 2, and was coached by his father, Athmanand, who used to play as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Natal province and also worked as the deputy director general of sport in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.
His father was familiar with the Indian cricketers including the likes of Pravin Amre and Kiran More. Kiran once predicted that Keshav would become a spinner.
He was initially a left-arm seam bowler but turned into a spin bowler.
On his return from the Sussex Premier League in 2013, he transformed to a completely different bowler.
He made his Test debut by replacing an injured Dale Steyn against Australia at the WACA, Perth, which is known to be an unfriendly pitch for spinners, but despite that, he took 4 wickets with an unbeaten 41 as well.
In 2017, he won the ‘International Newcomer of the Year’ award at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards.
He is an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman.
He considers Rahul Dravid as his role model.
Apart from being a cricketer, he is a fine cook, runs a food blog and has been associated with cooking shows on the local radio station.