Keshav Maharaj persisted despite shoulder injury, said- kept himself positive: Keshav Maharaj, the South African tail batsman who played a 72-run half-century innings despite shoulder pain, said he remained positive on the third day of the second Test against India. Maharaj and Vernon Philander (44 not out) contributed 109 runs for the ninth wicket, helping the South African team score 275 runs in response to India’s first innings total of 601 (declared) for five wickets.
Maharaj said that Vernon and I told ourselves that we bat till tea time and then see what happens. Being a lower-order batsman, you want to take big shots but Vernon kept me from doing so. I remained positive because if you do that you can lose your wicket on a ball.