South Africa is one of the few world-class teams who are yet to lift the ICC World Cup. Proteas left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj dreams to win the mega event for his country as the skipper. Much to his delight, the Dolphins appointed Maharaj as their skipper in domestic cricket who were crowned champions after Cricket South Africa (CSA) suspended cricket amid coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, CSA recently appointed Quinton de Kock as their skipper in limited-overs after Faf du Plessis stepped down from the leadership roles after a poor outing in the World Cup. However, the role is still open in the longer formats after du Plessis resigned in the wake of humiliating drubbing against England.
Speaking on leading South Africa, Keshav Maharaj expressed that is his dream. The left-arm spinner admitted that he enjoyed captaincy last season and will be up for the challenge in international cricket as well. He also added that his dream is to win the World Cup for his country.
“I’ve really enjoyed captaincy from the time I’ve been handed the opportunity this past season. I really want to captain the Proteas. It’s been my dream. Not a lot of people in the national setup actually know that, but the few who have approached me on the matter know that,” Maharaj was quoted as saying in sport24.
Keshav Maharaj has been a regular feature in Test cricket but has hardly featured in any limited-overs cricket. He has played only seven matches in the last two years picking the same number of cricket. Maharaj revealed that more responsibility in domestic cricket has brought him back in the reckoning for ODI cricket.
“I specifically asked what I needed to do to get back into the ODI side and was told that I need to work on my batting and stuff. So, I went back and was fortunate enough to be the captain, which helped me gain some responsibility. I also got a few scores and wickets,” Maharaj added.