Shane Watson Biography (Cricketer)

Shane Watson Biography, Career, Family, Wife, Net worth & More

Personal Information About Shane Watson

Name:- Shane Robert Watson
Nick Name:- Watto, White Shark
D.O.B:- 17 June 1981
National Side:- Australia
Place of Birth:- Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Horoscope:- Gemini
Religion:- Christian
Height:- 6 Feet 0 inch
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- Australian Cricketer (All-rounder )
Role:- All Rounder
Style of Batting:- Right Handed Batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right-arm fast medium

Shane Watson Major Teams: Australia, Islamabad United, Hampshire, New South Whales, Royals Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Sixers, St Lucia Zouks, Sydney Thunders.

Shane Watson Family Info
Father Name:- Bob Watson
Mother Name:- Barb Watson
Brother Name:- Not known
Sister Name:- Nicole Watson
Shane Watson Wife/Partner:- Lee Furlong
Shane Watson Children:- Matilda Victoria Watson (Daughter) William Watson (son)
Shane Watson Net Worth:- $35 Million (through some source his net worth $40 Million)


Shane Watson is a well-known, famous, and also richest Australian Cricketer, he is the most senior player in the contemporary Australian cricket team. Shane Watson’s body has failed him many times over his career and continuous disappointment has not shaken his determination he raised his name successfully at the cricketer’s top level. Watson occupies the position of a role defined as a senior cricketer in the team. Shane Watson bats at number five or sometimes at the number six position. Here is the Shane Watson Biography, Career, Facts, Family, and Net worth.

Shane Watson Childhood and Family

Shane Watson was born on 17 June 1981 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. His full name is Shane Robert Watson, his father’s name is Bob Watson, and his mother’s name is Barb Watson. People love to call him by his nicknames, his nickname is Watto and White Shark. Shane studied at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. His favorite subjects in his school were Physical education and Health Sciences.

Shane Watson’s wife and Personal Life

Shane was in love for a long time with his girlfriend Lee Furlong and after some time the couple decided to get married. Watson married Lee Furlong in 2010, after two years of their marriage, the beautiful couple got a child in 2013, and they got a baby boy named William Watson. In 2015 the couple got their second child, a baby girl and her name are Matilda Victoria Watson, baby girl’s name has chosen by her mother. He is spending triumphant and cherishes life with his wife and small family.

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Shane Watson Domestic Career

Shane Watson started his career in little age, when he was below than sixteen years. At a young age, Watson showed his best skills and exceptional talent. Due to Watson’s outstanding and brilliant innings early on, he received a scholarship from the Australian Cricket Academy. Watson after getting training, continue his journey towards a domestic career. Shane Watson started his playing career in Tasmania. Shane even though grew up in Queensland, attended the Australian cricket academy. In this academy, Shane was spotted by Greg Shipperd, and Greg then facilitated his move to Tasmania to play for them. Shane played in the U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup in 2010 with his future teammates Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke, Ed Cowan, Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson, and McDonald. Watson’s domestic career was successful which smoothed his way for international cricket. Shane Watson’s next step was International cricket and no doubt due to his great skills and potential he quickly made it. Watson praised Terry Alderman, his coach for giving him useful training and for mentoring.

Early International Career

After showing his class performances in his domestic career for Australia, he successfully makes out his place in the national cricket team of Australia. Watson was picked in the national team as an all-rounder and still in the team he is playing as an all-rounder.

On 22 March 2002, when Shane Watson played his 1 st ODI match against South Africa and since then he added a lot of feathers to his cap. Watson was selected into the Australian international cricket team only after showing an outstanding and amazing performance in “A” class and county cricket. Shane’s effective style of batting and superb fielding and bowling talent bought him a place on the Australian test team. Against South Africa, Watson in his debut ODI match made a century and remained not out. Due to his injury issue, he was not more part of the team for the session 2003-04. After the recovery from his injury, in 2005 Watson again joined the team and became the best all-rounder in the world of cricket according to ICC ranking.

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On 2nd January 2005, he made his Test debut against Pakistan, today he stands in a strong position in his Test career with 4 centuries and 24 half centuries. Shane performed an incomparable inning on 11th April 2011 against Bangladesh, he scored 185 runs, not out just 85 balls. Watson’s outstanding performance helped the Australian cricket team register an amazing victory over the minnow team of Bangladesh.

Shane Watson as Vice-Captain

Shane was bestowed with the role of Vice-captain of the Australian Cricket team, despite all the accolades Watson’s position has been really shaky for some time in his team. It was the absence of Andrew Symonds that brought Watson into the team but the likelihood of Andrew Symonds coming back was a threat to Watson’s career. Eventually, Symonds retired from the match and Shane Watson got a permanent place in the ODI and Test team. Watson has done captaincy for both formats of the game.

Shane Watson T20 World Cup 2012

This is one of the best T20 world cups for Watson because in this world cup his tremendous performances make him the side champion of the T20 World Cup 2012. Watson no doubt performed brilliantly he showed extraordinary batting skills and bowling spell in the 2012 T20 world cup Championship. He won the title of Man of the match four times in the 2012 T20 world cup consecutively against Ireland, India, West Indies, and South Africa. Watson remained dominant in the whole tournament. He also holds the man of the tournament award due to his superb and marvelous performances throughout the T20 World Cup 2012.

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Shane Watson ODI World Cup 2015

In the early few matches of World cup 2015, Watson was not found in form and he was unable to set a good score against England and New Zealand. But later on, he performed very well and come back into his form with his bat and ball in the world cup 2015. He was the player to win the quarterfinal for his team against Pakistan as the Aussies were struggling against a strong bowler from Pakistan. He faced a very dangerous spell bowler Wahab Riaz in the quarter-final. Shane Watson’s catch was dropped by Rahat Ali on the Wahab Riaz bowl. Watson praised Wahab Riaz after the match and cite them as the best spell he ever faced. In the media, this spell of Wahab Riaz got much fame all around the world. He was also appreciated by the Aussy’s former cricketers and the Australian crowd.

Shane Watson Injuries

Injuries have also been an important part of Watson’s international career but he has always worked through all conditions and proved his mettle again and again. He made his place very strong in the team though he faced a tough time due to injury issues he stands determined in his every game. Australia looks forward to a day when more and more players like Shane Watson will add to the international team and make the match more component and world-class. Watson has contributed a lot to the Australian cricket team and the love he has received in return is something any player will die for.

Shane Watson IPL Career

Shane Watson’s IPL career is quite amazing and appreciable. Worth over a Million US dollars, Shane Watson started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals. In the first event of IPL Watson secured the title of the man of the tournament. He plays for the Royal challenger’s franchise in IPL. Watson’s outstanding performance against Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 IPL remains remarkable and a favorite in the cricketing world. Watson is the only player in the Indian Premier League event who secured this title twice in IPL history.

Shane Watson in PSL

Shane Watson was bought by the PSL franchise Islamabad United in the first edition of PSL 2016 as an icon player for USD 200, 000. Watson was classed in the highest list in the “Platinum” category of the players. Islamabad United retained Shane Watson in the second edition 2017 PSL.

Shane Watson’s Achievements and Milestones
In Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup, Shane Watson was named Man of the Series.
Shane Watson is the only player to score a century and take 4 wickets in an innings in all formats of cricket.
Watson is the first and only Australian cricketer to score international centuries in all three forms of cricket.
The only cricketer to lead most runs, most wickets, highest batting average, highest score, and most sixes for a team in T20.
Shane Watson is also the only cricketer to win the man of the tournament twice in IPL.
Shane Watson only cricketer to win the Australian “Player of the Year” title in all formats of cricket.
According to Forbes, Shane Watson was the highest-paid non-Indian cricketer in the cricket world for five consecutive years, from 2011 to 2015.
Shane Watson Retirement

On 24th March 2016, Shane Watson announced his retirement. He said that he would retire from the International Cricket match after the ICC World Cup T20 2016.

Shane Watson Awards
In 2010, Watson received the Allan Border Medal.
In 2010, Watson received the award of “Player of the Year.
2010, he received McGillivray Medal.
Shane Watson also got the title of Australian ODI Player of the Year” in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Shane also got “Australian Test Player of the Year” for 2011.
Watson got the title of “Australian T20 Player of the Year” for 2012, 2013 and 2017.
In 2011, Watson again got the award of the Allan Border Medal.
In 2012, he got the title of “Player of the Series World T20 2012-13.
Shane Watson’s Net Worth

Shane Watson is a genuine all-rounder from the Australian cricket team. Watson is the highest-paid international player in IPL, he showed his extraordinary performances in the IPL seasons and he won the title of the man of the tournament twice in IPL history. Shane from the begging of 2008 IPL till now is the highest paid international cricketer. When Watson played for the Rajasthan Royals franchise he got an attractive $125,000 package. He became a trump card for his franchise as he retained his position by showing his consecutive 50s taking wickets with the best economy. By 2014, Shane Watson’s net worth increased to $30 Million and Watson was again bought by the franchise Rajasthan Royals. He is now playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2017 IPL season.

Watson is fond of cars and Shane Watson’s house worth $9.7 Million is a piece of art. He was picked by Islamabad United in the Inaugural PSL as an icon player for the USD 200,000. Shane Watson’s Annual Salary is $8 Million. Shane Watson’s salary per month is $0.6 Million. Watson’s IPL worth is $1.4 Million (2016). The net worth of Shane Watson is $35 Million.

Shane Watson Launched Sports Clinic

Shane Watson launched a sports clinic Let’s Active for kids in 2017, this sports clinic is the world’s 1 st comprehensive sporting plan for children that teaches the fundamental basic concepts of sports skills, by using specially written songs, dance, movement, and also sports activities for the kids of 2 to 6 years old.

Favorite Things of Shane Watson
Batsman:- Viv Richards, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Steve Waugh, Mike Hussey, Brian Lara & Mark Waugh.
Bowler:- Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath
Actress:- Jacinta Stapleton
Actor:- Russell Crowe
Food:- Pizza, Roasted Chicken & Rajasthan Lamb dish
Destination:- Maldives, Kenya & Jaipur
Hobbies:- Playing Guitar and Singing

The nude pose of Shane Watson for a cricket photo shoot created a huge controversy for him.

Some Facts about Shane Watson

Shane Watson does not smoke.
He drinks alcohol.
Shane is counted among the best all-rounder the Australian Cricket team has ever produced.
Watson initially played domestic cricket in Australia for Tasmania.
Watson’s first Test wicket was Pakistani batsman Younus Khan.
In 2014, Watson was Australia’s highest-paid cricketer.
Watson has won the Allan Border Medal twice.
In 2006, during the ICC Champions Trophy in India, Watson felt stomach pain (gastritis) that was misunderstood as a heart attack.
Due to Watson’s back injury just before the 2003 ICC World Cup, Watson was replaced by Ian Harvey.
Shane Watson loves listening to Sweet Child o Mine by Guns N Roses before he goes for batting and he also listens Battle scares by Guy Sebastian before he goes bowling.
Shane Watson has 2 pet dogs, Bobbi and Clapp.
During the 2008 Border-Gavaskar third Test game at Kotla, Delhi, Watson had a fight with Gautam Gambhir.
Watson was the most expensive cricketer in the 2016 IPL auction as he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.98 Million (9.5 Crore).



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