South African player Keshav Maharaj is making a lot of headlines. The left-arm spinner had captained the team in the match against India in Bangalore on Sunday. However, Keshav could not do much as captain in this match as the match had to be canceled midway due to rain.
Talking about Keshav Maharaj’s wife, her name is Lerisha Munsamy, a well-known Kathak dancer. Photos and videos of Lerisha Munsamy are pretty viral on social media. Lerisha, fond of Bollywood songs, has more than 13000 followers on her Instagram account.
Keshav and Lerisha first met as mutual friends. And slowly, this friendship turned into love. However, for a long time, both kept their relationship hidden from the world and family members.
The biggest challenge in front of Keshav then was to convince his family members because both had very different backgrounds. In such a situation, Keshav Maharaj found a great way to celebrate his family. Keshav kept a dance program on his mother’s 50th birthday,
In which he did Kathak dance with his girlfriend Lerisha. Keshav Maharaj’s mother was impressed by this dance and permitted him to pursue the relationship.
Keshav and Lerisha got engaged in the year 2019. But during that time, due to the Corona epidemic, both had to wait for marriage for three years. And both got married in April this year. Through Larisa’s Instagram, we can know that she is also an animal lover.
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Keshav Maharaj has played 42 Tests, 21 ODIs, and 13 T20 matches. During this, Maharaj took 150 wickets in Test matches at an average of 30.67.
On the other hand, this spinner has 25 wickets in ODIs and 10 wickets in T20 Internationals. Maharaj has also scored 953 runs in Test cricket, showing his power with the bat.
The ancestors of Keshav Maharaj belong to Sultanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. During an interview, Keshav’s father, Atmanand, told him that his ancestors had come to Durban from Sultanpur around 1874. But at that time, people of India used to go to countries like South Africa in search of work.