New Delhi: In the final match of the five-match T20 series against the Indian cricket team, the captaincy of the South Africa team was handed over to spinner Keshav Maharaj. Keshav Maharaj is a cricketer of Indian origin, who plays for South Africa team. It is also a coincidence that he also captained against India on the same soil. However, the final match of the series was inconclusive due to rain. In January this year, on the tour of South Africa, the Indian cricket team had to face a crushing defeat in the ODI series. At that time Keshav Maharaj wrote 'Jai Shri Ram' while sharing a post on social media. Since then, Keshav has dominated social media.
Please tell that Keshav Maharaj is a great devotee of Hanuman ji. Keshav of Indian origin lives in South Africa, but completely follows Indian customs. All Hindus also celebrate festivals. Keshav Maharaj also has a deep relation with India from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Actually, in an interview, Keshav's father Atmanand Maharaj had told that his ancestors belonged to Sultanpur. In 1874, his ancestors came to Durban from India in search of a good job. There were a lot of opportunities in Africa at that time. Then Africa was in need of well-skilled laborers and Indians had good farming experience.
Please tell that there are total 4 members in Keshav Maharaj's family. In which his parents and a sister are there. His sister is married to a man from Sri Lanka. Atmanand had told that we are the 5th or 6th generation of our family. The surname 'Maharaj' is a gift from my ancestors. We know the importance of a name in India. Please tell that Keshav's father Atmanand has also been a cricketer. He was a wicketkeeper in domestic cricket. However, Atmanand never got the opportunity to play Test cricket, as cricket had not started in Africa then.