March 31, 2023

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

Updated On : March 23, 2019

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Short Biography

Shane Watson was born on 17-06-1981 in Ipswich in the state of Queensland, Australia. He is an Australian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Shane Robert Watson, watto

Shane Watson Complete Bio & Career

Shane Watson or Shane Robert Watson is a professional cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and was the captain of Australian cricket team. His debut in international cricket was in 2002.  He started his cricket career for playing for Tasmania, Australia. Shane Watson holds many records in international cricket like, he was awarded as “Player of the Year” award for winning in all the three formats and he won it 7 times.
Shane Watson was selected in the Australian team for a tour in South Africa in 2002. He made his ODI debut by replacing Steve Waugh. He made his Test debut against Pakistan as a fast bowler. Due to injuries in his South Africa tour and in a match against Pakistan, he was made to sit on the bench and he was replaced by Andrew Symonds. By sitting on the bench for two matches Watson got a chance to play in 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, he made a victory against India and sealed the win. After, that in semi-final match he took two wickets and scored 57 not out. In 2009 ICC Champions Trophy he made two 100s against England and New Zealand and won the title and was declared as man of the match.
Watson is the only player in T20 leagues to score the most runs and taking most wickets. He is the only player in IPL to win the man of the tournament twice. He started his IPL journey for Rajasthan Royals. He took 17 wickets, was awarded man of the match award four times and also the man of the series award. Watson also signed with BBL(Big Bash League) and PSL(Pakistan Super League). After the suspension of Rajasthan Royals in 2016 for two years, Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him. They, however, released him in 2018 and was signed up CSK and has been their gun player for the next 2 seasons.
Watson held no 1  position in T20 international for 150 weeks, the only player to have no 1 ranking for both batting and bowling, and the only player to get four men of the match awards consecutively. He is one of the only Australian players to score centuries in all the three formats of the game. Only Australian player to score most sixes in an innings. He retired from International cricket in 2016 and is currently playing in T20 leagues across the globe. 

Shane Watson Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Bob and Barb Watson. He is married to Lee Furlong since 2010. The couple together has a son named William Watson and a son named Matilda Victoria Watson.

Life's Important Dates Of Shane Watson

Body Measurements

Chest Size 43
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Ipswich, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Religion Christian
Address Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
School Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies listening music and playing guitar
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 02, 2005
ODI - vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Mar 24, 2002
T20I - vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 24, 2006
Salary N/A
Net Worth $45 Million


Car Collections BMW 5 Series and Porsche among others


Favorite Player Chris Gayle , Virat Kohli , Brett Lee
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Russell Crowe
Favorite Place Jaipur and Maldives
Favorite Food Rajasthani Lamb dishes and Pizza

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shane Watson

  • Shane Watson is a scholarship holder from Australian Cricket Academy. He received it in the year 2000.
  • He is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in an ICC event.
  • He is the only player to have won the ICC player of the year award in all three formats.
  • He was initially selected to play in 2003 World Cup but an injury ruled him out and was replaced by Ian Harvey.
  • He was picked up by RCB at a whopping INR 9.5 crores in 2016 IPL player auction.

Shane Watson Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

41 years, 9months, 14 days old age Shane Watson will turn 42 on 17 June, 2023. Only 2 months, 16 days, 18 hours,28 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Shane Watson has celebrated the total number of 42 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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