Keshav Maharaj’s bio: age, nationality, wife, father, hat trick, stats, worth

Keshav Maharaj’s bio: age, nationality, wife, father, hat trick, stats, worth

Keshav Maharaj is one of the best cricket players in South Africa. The player specializes in the Test match format and has represented his motherland in 8 ODI matches. In July 2018, Keshav became the second left-arm spinner to claim 9 wickets in a test match innings after Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

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Keshav of Yorkshire makes his way out to the field during Day Three of the Specsavers County Championship at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, England. Photo: Harry Trump
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Keshav Maharaj's hat trick video record (3 wickets in 3 successive deliveries) in the West Indies made him the second Mzansi bowler to take a hat-trick in a Test match. The first South African to post the same record was Geoff Griffin in 1960.

Profile summary

Full nameKeshav Athmanand Maharaj
Gender Male
Date of birth7th February 1990
Age32 years (as of 2022)
Zodiac signAquarius
Place of birthDurban, South Africa
Current residenceDurban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Height in feet5'10"
Height in centimetres177
Weight in pounds149
Weight in kilograms68
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourDark brown
FatherAthmanand Maharaj
MotherKanchan Mala Maharaj
Marital statusMarried
SpouseLerisha Munsamy
SchoolNorthwood Boys High School
Net worth$1 million-$5 million
Keshav Maharaj's Instagram@keshavmaharaj16

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Keshav Maharaj’s bio

Where was Keshav Maharaj born? The player's home town is Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He completed his high school education at Northwood Boys High School.

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Keshav's parents are Indians, and the entire family are Hindu devotees. He occasionally posts images of himself performing Hinduism prayers. Maharaj also wishes Christians and people of other religions happy celebrations on special occasions like Christmas.

Who is the father of Keshav? His father is Athmanand Maharaj while his mother is Kanchan Mala Maharaj. His father is a former Natal B cricket player during segregation years. He was a Wicketkeeper (batsman).

The cricket star has two sisters, Nashika and Tarisma Maharaj. Keshav is also a proud uncle.

Is Keshav Maharaj Indian?

Keshav Maharaj Indian
Keshav Maharaj poses with his trophies after receiving the player of the match and player of the series awards at St George's Park in Gqeberha. Photo: Marco Longari
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Yes, he is Indian. Keshav Maharaj was born in which country? The player is an Indian but was born and raised in South Africa.

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How old is Keshav Maharaj?

Keshav Maharaj's age is 32 years in 2022 since his birthday is 7th February 1990.

Career life

The star started playing cricket in high school. The pace bowler started spin bowling training for fun. He was shocked to realize he had excellent rhythm and accuracy. These are the best skills a spin bowler needs.

During the 2016-17 season's opening first-class match, the 16 years old Maharaj recorded a 13 for 157 figure. The remarkable record was enough for him to join South Africa's Test tour to Australia. He was also part of the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.

The player achieved his first 5-wicket haul in March 2017 during a Test match against New Zealand. He was South Africa's leading bowler with 15 wickets, then followed it up with 17 wickets from four Tests against England.

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Keshav Maharaj's 9/129 record in the July 2018 Test match against Sri Lanka led South Africa to a stunning comeback after several years of low performance. It was the best bowling figure from a visiting cricketer. Maharaj managed to beat West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel and Pakistan's Imran Khan.

The player joined KwaZulu-Natal provincial team in 2006, the Dolphins franchise team in 2009 and the Durban Heat franchise in 2018. He still plays for these teams to date. Does Keshav Maharaj play in IPL? He was among the top five Test cricketers who signed the Indian Premier League contract in 2014.

Keshav wears jersey number 16 while representing the Durban Heat franchise in the Mzansi Super League (MSL). He also wore jersey number 27 while playing for Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2018 and Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2019 in the English domestic circuit.

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Keshav Maharaj's stats show everything you need to know about his performance from 2016 to date. He has shown steady improvement over the years.

Who is Keshav Maharaj's wife?

Keshav Maharaj's net worth
Keshav Maharaj of South Africa celebrates after dismissing Moeen Ali during the second ODI between England and South Africa in Manchester, England. Photo: Philip Brown
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Keshav Maharaj from IPL is married to Lerisha Munsamy, who is a dancer. Keshav Maharaj and Lerisha got married on 16th April 2022.

Keshav proposed to Lerisha Munsamy in 2019. The lovebirds have tagged each other's Instagram accounts on IG. The couple met several years ago at an automobile repair centre when Lerisha was waiting for her car tyres to be fixed.

She gave him her business card number and felt honoured to prepare for his cousin's wedding in March 2018. Keshav Maharaj's wedding was to take place last year, but they postponed it due to the COVID 19 restrictions.

How much is Keshav Maharaj's net worth?

According to CelebsAgeWiki, his net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million. This information is not from a verified source. While little is known about Keshav Maharaj's house, he is thought to be residing in Durban with his family.

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How tall is Keshav?

Keshav Maharaj's height is 5 feet 10 inches (177 centimetres), and he weighs 149 pounds (68 kilograms). He has a well-built body with dark brown hair and black eyes.

Fast facts about Keshav

  • His debut in professional cricket was at the age of 20.
  • He enjoys cooking and also runs a food blog
  • He has been a part of cooking shows on the local radio station East Coast Radio.
  • His great grandfather moved to South Africa to work as a labourer.
  • He considers Rahul Dravid as his role model.

Keshav Maharaj is the pride of South Africa. He was among the spinners dominating leading wicket-takers positions in South Africa's first-class competitions in the mid-2010s. The cricketer is no doubt destined to break more records in future.

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