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Maharaj wishes to become South Africa captain
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Maharaj wishes to become South Africa captain

Proteas left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has expressed his desire to captain the South African side across all formats. A rather unlikely candidate for the captaincy job, Maharaj’s intentions to lead his team come amidst the backdrop of the absence of a Test skipper for South Africa.

Faf du Plessis stepped down from the role following the team’s defeat to England at home earlier this year whereas CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith ruled out the option of promoting Quinton de Kock to the position. Maharaj’s motivation to captain the side stiffens the race as he revealed his ambitions to lead South Africa to a World Cup victory.

"I really want to captain the Proteas. It's been my dream. Not many people in the Proteas set-up know that; a few of them who are close to me do know. I want to captain the South African team across all three formats and I want to raise a World Cup trophy in my hands as the leader of the side,” Maharaj said.