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February 15, 2019
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Keshav Maharaj (South African Cricketer) Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height, Wife, Lifestyle and More

By Bisma Qamar

An Indian origin found his identity in South Africa, Keshav performing terrificly and earned his place in the domestic cricket when he debuted internationally for South Africa in 2016-17. In the first match of the 2016-17 season, playing for the Dolphins he scored 72 then took 7 for 89 and 6 for 68 in an innings victory. He acquired his place in South African team by replacing an injured Dale Steyn and he played his first internationally against Australia at the WACA, Perth where he took 4 wickets with an unbeaten 41 as well. In 76 top notch diversions, he has taken 275 wickets with 13 fifers and 2 ten-wicket hauls.  Here are some interesting facts about youthful spinner.

Name: Keshav Athmanand Maharaj
Nickname: N/A
Role: Bowler

Source: Hindustan Times

Cricket Career

International Debut:

Test: Against Australia cricket team on 3rd November 2016

ODI: Against England on May 27th, 2017

T20I: Not Played Yet

Career Turning Point: Bishoo’s turning point came in the 2010 West Indies T20 series when he led Guyana to win the competition and furthermore helped them fit the bill for the Champions League T20.

Jersey Number: #16

Major Teams: South Africa, Dolphins and KwaZulu- Natal


He became the 7th South African spinner to take a five-for in Tests, against New Zealand in 2017.

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Unmarried

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: N/A

Marriage Date: N/A

Children: N/A


Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A

Source: IPL 2019

Awards and recognitions:


Controversies: NA

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 65 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black


Net Worth: N/A

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 7th February 1990

Age (as of May 2019): 29 Years

Birth Place: Durban, Natal Province, South Africa

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aquarius

Nationality: South Africa

School: Northwood Boys High School, Durban

College: N/A

Educational Qualifications: N/A

Signature: N/A



Father: Athmanand Maharaj

Mother: Kanchan Mala

Sister: Nashika Mala

Brother: N/A

Coach/Mentor: His own father Athmanand

Religion: Hinduism

Address: Durban, Natal Province, South Africa

Preferences/ Favourite

Hobbies: Travelling, Swimming, Reading and Cooking

Cricketers: Batsman: Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibs and Bowler: Muttiah Murlidharan

Cricket Ground: NA

Athletes: NA

Food: NA

Artists: NA

Films: N/A

Destinations: Thailand

Tattoos: NA

Smoking/Drinking: NA

Style Quotient: N/A

Cars Collection: N/A

Lesser Known Facts

He is an excellent cook and his passion brought him into many cooking shows on the local radio station. His family is rooted long back to Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh India. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman.

Initially, he was a left-arm seam bowler but later on, he converted his bowling style as a spinner.

Bisma Qamar