The Indian team is currently in South Africa playing the first test match of their tour in Cape Town with the host team. South African team won the toss and elected to bat first. Thanks to the terrific bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Indian team got off to a great start. Within first 22 minutes of the game, three batsmen were dismissed by Bhuvi.
There came a point in the game when it appeared that the Indian team will get the South African team all out within a score of 250. But the next batsman proved heavy on the Indian team.
Keshav Maharaj, a South-African cricketer of Indian descent, proved to be a tough nut to crack for the Indian team. Though Keshav Maharaj is a spinner, in the test match against India, he showed superlative batting skills.
In the 41st over, Shikhar Dhawan missed Keshav’s catch which proved to be a huge mistake for the Indian team. However, later the spinner was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin, all thanks to the latter’s direct hit.
Prior to this, Keshav Maharaj has played 11 test matches in 2017. And all these matches played in different circumstances show his capabilities. He had surprised everyone by taking 15 wickets in 3 test matches in New Zealand. In Wellington, he proved to be a great support for him team in winning the series by taking 6 wickets in 40 runs.
In the year 2017, Keshav Maharaj who has a strike rate of 49.3 has taken 43 wickets at an average of 24.76 in 10 test matches. Given his brilliant performance in the ongoing match and during last year, he can make it difficult for the Indian team to win the matches.
Another surprising fact about Keshav Maharaj is that he is a devotee of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu God. A number of his Instagram pictures have him offering prayers to the deity. Take a look at some of these posts below:
Power of Prayer 🙏🙏🙏 #JaiShreeHanuman Ma you were 85, Not many your age were so alive. I left you a month ago, And now my heart is reduced to tears and sorrow. I can't help but feel this emptiness inside, I pray that for us you shall be our guide. Your smile touched all our souls, But that moment you departed, within we were all left with deep holes. Those special memories of you will always bring me a smile, If could have you back just for a little while. Then we can sit and talk again just like we used to do, You meant so much to me and I love you. In writing this poem I shiver and quiver, Whilst the tears flow like a river. With tears in our eyes we watched you slowly fade away, Although we loved you we would not make you stay. Ma I hope we have opened the journey for you into your next life, You were an amazing agie, sister, mother and wife. The fact that you're gone will always cause me pain, But il love you forever until we meet again 🙏🙏🙏