South African spinner Keshav Maharaj visits Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Sumana | Date 21-03-2024
South Africa cricketer Keshav Maharaj
South Africa cricketer Keshav Maharaj


New Delhi

South Africa cricketer Keshav Maharaj visited the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Thursday after linking up with the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) camp ahead of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The left-arm spinner shared a picture on social media from Ayodhya visit. The post captioned: "Jai Shree Raam Blessings to everyone".

He was accompanied by Justin Langer, Jonty Rhodes and Ravi Bishnoi 

Although the 34-year-old was born in Durban, South Africa, Maharaj has his roots in Uttar Pradesh as his great-grandfather hailed from Sultanpur. Maharaj has staunched religious beliefs and notably had the Om sign on his bat during the 2023 World Cup game against Pakistan.

Maharaj is set to undergo training with the Lucknow squad for IPL 2024 but will not be an official member of the squad.

Earlier, Maharaj shared a video on Instagram ahead of the Ram Temple's consecration on January 22, saying "Looking forward to the opening of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. May it bring peace and enlightenment to one and all."

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LSG will start their IPL 2024 season against Rajasthan Royals on March 24.