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Born: June 17, 1981 (age 36 years), Ipswich
Test debut (cap 391): 2 January 2005 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 148): 24 March 2002 v South Africa
Last ODI: 3 September 2015 v England
T20I debut (cap 19): 24 February 2006 v South Africa
Spouse: Lee Furlong (m. 2010)
Shane Robert Watson (born 17 June 1981) is a former Australian international cricketer and a former captain, who played all formats of the game. He played as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. He debuted in 2002 in a One Day International and retired in 2016 as world No. 1 T20I all-rounder.
He was the last player to retire from Australia’s golden era of early 2000s.
Watson holds several records in T20Is, ODIs and T20s. According to Forbes, Watson was the highest-paid non-Indian cricketer in the world for five consecutive years, 2011 to 2015
Watson is married to broadcaster Lee Furlong. They have two children
Real Name Shane Robert Watson
Nickname Watto and White shark
Profession Australian Cricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight in Kilograms- 93 kg
in Pounds- 205 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye Colour Light blue
Hair Colour Blonde
International Debut Test- 2 January 2005 vs Pakistan in Sydney
ODI- 24 March 2002 vs South Africa in Centurion
T20- 24 February 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
Coach/Mentor Terry Alderman
Jersey Number #33(Australia)
#33(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team Rajasthan Royals, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat, Australians, Hobart Hurricanes, Canterbury, Sydney Thunder, Islamabad United, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on field Very Aggressive
Likes to play against New Zealand and India
Favourite Shot Hit over mid-wicket
Records (main ones)
• Highest ODI score by an Australian batsman with unbeaten 185 off 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011.
• 2nd highest number of 6’s in a ODI innings with 15.
• He is the only player who had hit a half-century and take 3 wickets in a T20 match thrice.
• Had highest runs, wickets and sixes in 2012 World T20.
• Won 4 consecutive Man of the Match awards in ICC event.
• 1st player to hit a century and take a wicket in the same T20 match.
• Once ranked #1 for both batting and all-rounder rankings in T20
• Only player to have won the Man of the Tournament in IPL season twice.
• Only player to have won the Australian Player of the Year award for the Australian Test, ODI and T20I.
Career Turning Point Performance in the 2001-02 Pura Cup (Sheffield Shield).
Date of Birth 17 June 1981
Age (as in 2017) 36 Years
Birth Place Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Gemini
Hometown Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
School Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich, Queensland
College Not Known
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father- Bob Watson
Mother- Barb Watson
Shane Watson parents
Sisters- Nicole Watson
Hobbies Playing guitar and singing
Controversies His nude pose for a cricket photoshoot created a lot of controversy.
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Mike Hussey, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh and Brian Lara
Bowler: Glenn Mcgrath and Brett Lee
Favourite Food Rajasthani lamb dish, roasted chicken and pizza
Favourite Actor Russell Crowe
Favourite Actress Jacinta Stapleton
Favourite Destination Maldives, Jaipur and Kenya
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Lee Furlong
Wife/Spouse Lee Furlong
Shane Watson with his wife and children
Children Daughters- Matilda Victoria Watson
Son- William Watson
Salary Not Known
Net Worth $40 million
Some lesser known facts about Shane Watson
Watson is counted among the best All-rounder Australia has ever produced.
Though he is a Queenslander, but he initially played domestic cricket in Australia for Tasmania.
His first Test wicket was Younis Khan.
He has won the Allan Border medal twice.
The opening batting pair of him and Simon Katich in Test matches averaged 54.39 together.
In 2014, he was Australia’s highest paid cricketer.
He had a nightmare of a batting period while facing Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final at Adelaide.
In 2006, during the ICC Champions Trophy in India, his stomach pain (gastritis) was misunderstood by a heart-attack.
He loves listening to Sweet child o’ mine by Guns N’ Roses before batting, and Battle scars by Guy Sebastian before bowling.
Due to his back injury just before the 2003 ICC World Cup, he was replaced by Ian Harvey.
He has 2 pet dogs: Bobbi and Clappo.
He was the most expensive player in the 2016 IPL action as he was grabbed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 9.5 Crore (INR) or $1.98m.
During the 2008 Border-Gavaskar 3rd Test at Kotla, Delhi, he had a fight with Gautam Gambhir.