South Africa Star Keshav Maharaj Extends Wishes for Ram Mandir ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir took place on Monday at Ayodhya. Veteran cricketers Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar were in attendance.
For the followers of Lord Ram, the Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya’s “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony on January 22 is a historic event. With its rich spiritual and historical scene, this event has attracted global attention. It also brings the Hindu community together.
Keshav Maharaj’s cultural connect: A Proud Indian-origin cricketer
As a South African spinner born in India, Keshav Maharaj shares a unique link with the Indian people. Known for his spinning talent, Maharaj and his cultural heritage go to temples and engage in spirituality.
“Namaste everyone. I just want to wish Indians in South Africa for the opening of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya tomorrow. May there be peace, harmony and spirituality for all. Jai Shri Ram.” the South African said.
It is vital to note that Keshav Maharaj is Indian by nationality. His ancestors came from Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur. When in India, the 33-year-old has also gone to many popular temples to ask for blessings.
Many popular cricket players were invited to the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha. That includes Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble.
“It’s the least that I can do”. Keshav Maharaj on the ‘Ram Siya Ram’ song being played when he walked out to bat against India
Every time Keshav Maharaj onto the field during India’s most recent tour of South Africa. The song “Ram Siya Ram” was played. He says that he had asked for the devotional music to be played.
Maharaj said that it was a means of thanking God for everything and also helped him enter a positive state of mind. PTI cited him as saying:
“God has been my best blessing, providing me with chances and direction. That’s the least I can do, and it also helps you to relax. “Listening to ‘Ram Siya Ram’ playing in the ground while strolling outside is a great exposure.”
In the ongoing second SA20 league, Maharaj is leading the Super Giants of Durban in cricket. They are second in the table after five games with 3 wins and 2 losses.
Keshav’s act went beyond sports bounds and showed how athletes can cross cultural divides. His video message stresses the unifying power of athletics in bringing different people together. While also showing his respect for culture and spirituality.
With his cultural gestures, Keshav shared a joyous news with his fans. He is expecting their first child with his wife. The revelation on Instagram added a nice touch to Maharaj’s connect with his fans.
Keshav Maharaj: Player Review
Keshav Maharaj is a left-arm spinner from Northwood Boys High. Maharaj made his name in a period when spin was more popular in South Africa. In the middle of the 2010s, spinners were among the top wicket-takers in South Africa’s first-class league for many seasons. Maharaj played in both the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons. The next year, he finds himself in the national team.
Maharaj’s father played for Natal B during the segregation era. He was a fast bowler in his teens. One noon at school, he turned to spin on a whim in the nets. He sees it as effective and sticks to it. Maharaj’s accuracy was his secret. He was to bring that with his ability to take wickets when it mattered most at the Dolphins.
After picking 13 for 157 in the first-class match of the 2016–17 season. Maharaj was told that he will travel with South Africa. He will play the Test series against Australia. Given the scene, Maharaj made his debut at the WACA, a tough venue for a spinner, but he did well.
After Dale Steyn’s injury, Maharaj had to hold one end of the bat during an innings, but he bowled well enough to let the other two seamers cycle at the other end. He looks great going ahead. By taking three wickets for 56 in the first innings, four for the entire game, and an unbeaten 41.