Keshav Maharaj (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Keshav Maharaj

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
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
Keshav Maharaj with his family
Coach/MentorAthmanand Maharaj
HobbiesTravelling, Swimming, Reading, Cooking
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsman- Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibbs
Bowler- Muttiah Muralitharan
Favourite AuthorU.F. Shah
Favourite Restaurant(s)Hard Rock Cafe, Fego Caffe, in Johannesburg
Chai Naasto in Beckenham
Favourite DestinationThailand
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Keshav Maharaj

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.
  • 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. Keshav Maharaj cooking