Shane Watson Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Age: 39 Years
Wife: Lee Furlong

Full Name Shane Robert Watson
Nickname(s) Watto and White Shark
Profession Australian Cricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
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
Last Match Test– 8 July 2015 vs England at Sophia Gardens
ODI– 5 September 2015 vs England at Lord’s
T20– 27 March 2016 vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
International Retirement On 2 November 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. [1]NDTV Sports
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).
Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 June 1981
Age (as of 2020) 39 Years
Birthplace Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Australian
Hometown Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
School Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich, Queensland
Family Father– Bob Watson
Mother– Barb Watson
Shane Watson parents
Brother– N/A
Sisters– Nicole Watson
Religion Christianity
Hobbies Playing guitar and singing
Controversies His nude pose for a cricket photoshoot created a lot of controversy.
Favourite Things
Cricketer Batsman: Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Mike Hussey, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh and Brian Lara
Bowler: Glenn Mcgrath and Brett Lee
Food Rajasthani lamb dish, roasted chicken and pizza
Actor Russell Crowe
Actress Jacinta Stapleton
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
Money Factor
Net Worth $40 million

Shane Watson

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shane Watson

  • Does Shane Watson smoke?: No
  • Does Shane Watson drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Watson is counted among the best All-rounder Australia has ever produced.
  • Though he is a Queenslander, 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.
  • In 2019, during a Big Bash League match, where Shane was representing Sydney Thunder, his son walks from the pavilion to the ground to take his father’s autograph.


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