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Full name Danthala Venkata Meherbaba
Born January 2, 1950, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Died January 15, 2008 (aged 58 years 13 days)
Major teams Andhra
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Son - S Danthala
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1986/87|
|List A span||1976/77 - 1986/87|
Meher Baba was a hard-hitting left-hand batsman and a left-arm spinner who represented Andhra, Hyderabad and South Zone in a first-class career spanning 16 seasons from 1972 to 1987. In January 2008, Baba succumbed to cancer in Hyderabad aged 58.
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.