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Full name Meena Shankar
Born April 29, 1972, India
Current age 42 years 72 days
Major teams United Arab Emirates Women
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|16||UAE Women||v Spore Women||Johor||16 Jul 2007||Other OD|
|3||UAE Women||v China Women||Johor||14 Jul 2007||Other OD|
|0||UAE Women||v Bdesh Wmn||Johor||11 Jul 2007||Other OD|
When Meena Shankar took her daughter to trials for the UAE national team, she wasn't expecting to get a call-up herself. But she impressed so much she was picked in the squad for the ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia, July 2007. Her daughter, Sneha, missed out - being named second reserve - but then again she was only eleven and a half.
Meena, a former Tamil Nadu player, loves the game so much that when Sneha brought home from school news of the trials "I could not restrain myself from appearing for selection". UAE struggled in the tournament, crashing out at the group stages, but the experience was valuable for everyone, including Shankar, who bats at 3.
Jenny Thompson July 2007
A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches
Bide your time, put your body behind each delivery, and play with the batsman's mind