South African left-arm spinner and Durban Super Giants captain Keshav Maharaj is a well-known cricketer not only in South Africa but also in India. Keshav Maharaj comes from a Hindu family and is a staunch believer of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman.
He wears his religion on his sleeves and does not shy away from displaying it on the field which is why he is loved so much in India. Recently when India celebrated the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Mandir Temple, Keshav Maharaj also sent his best wishes for the inauguration of the temple a day before the inauguration and wished for peace and harmony in the country.
Keshav Maharaj expresses his desire to visit Ram Temple in Ayodhya
However, in a recent interview with the website Sports Tak has desired to visit the holy temple along with his family. Currently, Keshav Maharaj is leading the Durban Suer Giants franchise in the SA20 league which is the sister franchise of IPL's Lucknow Super Giant. He also mentioned that maybe the Lucknow franchise could help him visit the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
“Unfortunately, the schedule didn't allow me to visit during the inauguration of the temple. But in the future, I would love to go and see the temple in Ayodhya.”
"Fingers crossed. Hopefully in the near future. Maybe the Lucknow franchise. “Maharaj said on SportsTak.
Keshav Maharaj speaks on the value of faith in his life
Last year when India toured South Africa, Keshav Maharaj’s clip went viral where while he was entering the stadium to bat, Ram Siya Ram song was playing in the background in the stadium which won the hearts of many Indian fans.
Keshav Maharaj also spoke about it and what value does Lord Ram brings into his life. Keshav Maharaj said, “My faith in god is very staunch. I always believe that god has given me perspective and guidance and put me in the situation where I am today. I am always grateful and give thanks. I am a staunch devotee of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ram."
He further added, “So it's the least I can do to say thank you and get me in my zone and make me focused through hearing 'Ram Siya Ram' play in the background. So I sent the request through to the DJ and I am very fortunate that he could play the song for me when I entered."