About KA Maharaj
KA Maharaj or Keshav Athmanand Maharaj is 29 years old South African right-handed batsman and the slow left-arm orthodox bowler who made his national Test debut in November 2016 whereas ODI debut was made on May 2017. He also holds the record of being the seventh South African to take 12 or more wickets in a Test and the third spinner to do so after Hugh Tayfield and Bert Vogler.
KA Maharaj was born on 7th February 1990 in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa as Keshav Athmanand Maharaj to Athmanand Maharaj and Kanchan Mala. He also has two sisters named Nashika and Tarisma. His father was also involved in cricket game playing for Natal B during segregation years as wicketkeeper-batsman. His father also did a job of being deputy director-general of sport in the KwaZulu- Natal Province. He attended Northwood Boys High where he turned out to be left-arm spinner under the guidance of Shaun Pollock. He attempted to play as a pace bowler but finally turned to spin on a whim in the nets one afternoon at school. Among his other interests, he is
a fine cook who runs a blog and is also associated with many cooking shows on the local radio station.
His career got started up in age 16 when he made his first-class debut for KwaZulu-Natal in 2006-07. Later in season 2009-10, he was placed to play for Dolphins. In April-May 2010, he got selected to tour in Bangladesh with South Africa Academy where he took over 13 wickets in the two four day matches against Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy whereas in T20 match he took 4 of 12 off four overs. In South Africa A team he got the chance to play in the 2010-11 season. In 2013 he went for Cuckfield in the Sussex Premier League and in 2015 he made his appearance in Lancashire League playing as professional for Nelson. Season 2012-13 was very productive for him as he made his season-best with the bat scoring 481 first-class runs at an average of 48.10. He was also part of 2015 Africa T20 Cup while being in the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team. He showed his potential of being the consistent player and made his place in the national team as the first-choice spinner on the tour of Australia in late 2016 making his debut in Perth. He toured out in New Zealand where he took over 15 wickets followed up by 17 wickets from four Tests against England. In 2018, he got his name added to squad list of Mzansi Super League T20 tournament playing for Durban Heat’s. Also on the national side, he got his name selected for the squad to play in T20I against Sri Lanka in 2018.
He has received the title of being the International Newcomer of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards.
At present, he is unmarried with no information about his relationship.
It is estimated to be around $1 million.