Keshav Maharaj: One Of The Best SA Cricketer, A Devotee Of ‘Lord Hanuman.

Vice-captain of the South African national cricket team, Keshav Maharaj is one of the best left-handed spin bowlers in the world. He made his Test debut in November 2016, after that, He was named for the ODI side back in May 2017.

Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj, his full name is Keshav Atmanand Maharaj, born in7 February 1990 on the beach of Durban to Atmanand and Kanchan Mala. He is a South Africa Professional in Cricket.

Keshav Maharaj’s Career

Keshav made his first-class debut when 16 years old for KwaZulu-Natal in 2006 and his Test debut in November 2016. He play as a Left-arm orthodox spin bowler and a lower-order batsman for KwaXulu-Natal and Dolphins also represents them in domestic cricket.

In June 2021, Keshav became the second bowler for South Africa to take a hat-trick in a Test match and captained SA for the first time against Sri Lanka in ther second ODI in September 2021, this also his T20I debut.


This October 17, at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, when South Africa faced Netherlands, the result as SA has been defeated by Rainbow nation. In this World Cup, South Africa was considered one of the favorites to win the tournament faced an embarrassing defeat against the Dutch. But, there was another thing that became a highlight, that is their vice-captain, Maharaj’s wicket. When the ‘Om’ sticker appeared on his bat, it became a topic of widespread discussion online..

Keshav Maharaj has a lot of love, respect and has roots in Indian culture and Hindu religion, he was also a devotee of Lord Hanuman. Some people praise Maharaj for respecting his roots as Om is a sacred Hindu syllable, considered one of the most important mantras in Hinduism. For many time, people have seen him visiting temples and seeking blessings from Bajrangbali before his matches.

Married with Kathak dance

Another major thing that proves Keshav’s love for India is the fact that his wife, Lerisha Munsamy, also hails from India.

Their love story

For those who don’t know, Lerisha Munsamy has a huge fan base of 47.1k followers on Instagram who love her dance and fashion quotient. Her dance videos entertain her fan base the most as she is an excellent Kathak dancer. And she posting stunning pictures with her cricketer husband, Keshav Maharaj, from their dinner dates, events and family vacations many times.

The vice-captain of the South African cricket team and Lerisha Munsamy met through their mutual friends, like most couples in the world. They met many times and their love grew stronger each time they met, and when the time came, they decided to date.

There was an adorable incident during their first date that when Lerisha and Keshav decided to meet for their first date, the beautiful diva was late at that time. She was nervous and embarrassed, but our deputy handled the situation very intelligently, gently, and made her feel comfortable. At that moment, Lerisha know that she was chose the right lover.

The couple got engaged in 2019, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the passing of a close family member, it took until 2022 for Keshav and Lerisha to get married.

Convince the former’s mother for their marriage

After dating for a while, when Keshav Maharaj and Lerisha Mansamy decided to take their relationship to the next level, they found it a bit difficult. The reason behind it is the difference in their cultural background. However, instead of going to his parents and telling them about Lerisha, Keshav decided to perform kathak with his lover on his mother’s 50th birthday.

After practicing and learning the choreography together, when the day came, Keshav Maharaj and Lerisha Mansamy set the dance floor on fire with their beautiful performance. The traditional dance performance impressed Keshav’s mother and she agreed to their decision to marry because all she wanted was a daughter-in-law who loved and respected Indian culture.


As a person of Indian origin, Keshav Maharaj has shown his respect and love for the country in many ways, from falling in love and marrying an Indian to using stickers the word ‘Om’. Not stopping there, Keshav is also a talented cricketer and has many achievements throughout his career.

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