|Full Name||Keshav Athmanand Maharaj|
|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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 27 May 2017 against England at Southampton
Test- 6 November 2016 against South Africa at Perth
|Jersey Number||#16 (South Africa)
|Domestic/State Team||Dolphins, 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 Point||His bowling performance in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 first-class seasons, which earned him a spot in South African squad|
|Date of Birth||7 February 1990|
|Age (as in 2018)||28 Years|
|Birth Place||Durban, Natal Province, South Africa|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Durban, Natal Province, South Africa|
|School||Northwood Boys High School, Durban|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Athmanand Maharaj (Former Wicketkeeper-batsman)
Mother- Kanchan Mala
Sisters- Nashika, Tarisma
|Hobbies||Travelling, Swimming, Reading, Cooking|
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Batsman- Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibbs
Bowler- Muttiah Muralitharan
|Favourite Author||U.F. Shah|
|Favourite Restaurant(s)||Hard Rock Cafe, Fego Caffe, in Johannesburg
Chai Naasto in Beckenham
|Girls, Family & More|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Keshav Maharaj
- Does Keshav Maharaj smoke?: Not Known
- Does Keshav Maharaj drink alcohol?: Not Known
- 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.
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