September 24, 2023
Shane Watson Biography, Career, Family, Net worth

Shane Watson Biography, Career, Family, Net worth

Shane Watson Biography Career Family

Personal Information:

Name: Shane Robert Watson

Nick Name: Watto, White Shark

D.O.B: 17 th 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:

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 and he raised his name successfully at cricketer’s top level. Watson occupies the position of a role definer as a senior cricketer in the team. Shane Watson bat at number five or sometime at number six position. Here is the Shane Watson Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Net worth.

Shane Watson Childhood and Family:

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

Shane Watson wife and Personal Life:

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

Shane Watson Domestic Career:

Shane Watson started his career in little age, when he was below than sixteen years. In 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 Australian Cricket Academy. Watson after getting training, continue his journey towards the domestic career. Shane Watson started his playing career from the Tasmania. Shane even though grew up in Queensland, he attended the Australian cricket academy. In this academy Shane was spotted by the 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 team mates Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke, Ed Cown, Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson and McDonald. Watson’s domestic career was successful which smooth 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 domestic career for the 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 all-rounder.

On 22 nd 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 in to the 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 in the Australian test team. Against South Africa, Watson in his debut ODI match he made century and remained not out. Due to his injury issue he was not more the part of the team for the session 2003-04. After the recovery of his injury, in 2005 Watson again joined the team and became the best all-rounder in the world of cricket according to ICC ranking.

On 2 nd January 2005, he made his Test debut against Pakistan, toady he stands in a strong position in Test career with 4 centuries and 24 half centuries. Shane performed incomparable inning on 11 th April 2011 against Bangladesh, he scored 185 runs not out just on 85 balls. Watson’s outstanding performance helped 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 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 in the team but the likelihood of Andrew Symonds coming back was a threat for Watson’ s career. Eventually Symonds retired from the match and Shane Watson got permanent place in the ODI and Test team. Watson has done captaincy for the both format of game.

Shane Watson T20 World Cup 2012:

This is one of the best T20 world cups for the Watson, because in this world cup his tremendous performances make his side champion of T20 World Cup 2012. Watson no doubt performed brilliantly he showed extra-ordinary batting skills and bowling spell in 2012 T20 world cup Championship. He won the title of Man of the match four times in 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.

Shane Watson ODI World Cup 2015:

In early few matches of World cup 2015 Watson was not found in form and he was unable to set a well 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 quarter final for his team against Pakistan as Aussies were struggling against strong bowler of Pakistan. He faced a very dangerous spell bowler Wahab Riaz in the quarter final. Shane Watson’s catch was dropped by Rahat Ali on Wahab Riaz bowl. Watson praised for Wahab Riaz after the match and cite as best spell he ever faced. In the media this spell of Wahab Riaz got much fame all around the world. He was also appreciated from the Aussies former cricketers and 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 tough time due to injury issues but he stand determinant in his every game. Australia looks forward to a day when more and more players like Shane Watson will add the international team and to 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. On the first event of IPL Watson secured the title of the man of the tournament. He plays for the Royal challengers franchise in IPL. Watson’s outstanding performance against Chennai Super Kings in 2013 IPL remains the remarkable and favourite in the cricketing world. Watson is the only player of Indian Premier League event who secured this title twice in the 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 as “Platinum” category of the players. Islamabad United retained Shane Watson in the second edition 2017 PSL.

Shane Watson 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 taken 4 wickets in an innings in all format of cricket.

Watson is the first and only Australian cricketer to score international centuries in all three forms of cricket.

Only cricketer to lead most runs, most wickets, highest batting average, highest score, most sixes for a team in T20.

Shane Watson also the only cricketer to win man of the tournament twice in IPL.

Shane Watson only cricketer to win Australian “Player of the Year” title in all formats of cricket.

According the 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 24 th 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 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” 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 Allan Border Medal.

In 2012, he got the title of “Player of the Series World T20 2012-13.

Shane Watson Net Worth:

Shane Watson is the genuine all-rounder from Australian cricket team. Watson is the highest paid international player in IPL, he showed his extra-ordinary 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 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 net worth increased to the $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 is $9.7 Million is a piece of art. He was picked by the Islamabad United in the Inaugural PSL as an icon player for the USD 200,000. Shane Watson Annual Salary is $8 Million. Shane Watson salary per month is $0.6 Million. Watson IPL worth is $1.4 Million (2016). Net worth of Shane Watson is $35 Million.

Shane Watson Launched Sports Clinic:

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

Favourite Things of Shane Watson:

Favourite Cricketer:

In Batsman: Viv Richards, Virat KohliChris Gayle, Steve Waugh, Mike Hussey, Brian Lara and Mark Waugh.

Bowler: Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath

Actress: Jacinta Stapleton

Actor: Russell Crowe

Food: Pizza, Roasted Chicken and Rajasthan Lamb dish

Destination: Maldives, Kenya and Jaipur

Hobbies: Playing Guitar and Singing


Nude pose of Shane Watson for a cricket photoshoot created 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 as Australian Cricket team has ever produced.

Watson initially played domestic cricket in Australia for the Tasmania.

Watson’s first Test wicket was Pakistani batsman Younus Khan.

In 2014, Watson was the 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) was misunderstood by a heart-attack.

Due to Watson’s back injury just before the 2003 ICC World Cup, Watson was replaced by the Ian Harvey.

Shane Watson loves listening to Sweet Child o mine by Guns N Roses before he goes for batting and he also listen Battle scares by Guy Sebastian before he goes to bowling.

Shane Watson has 2 pet dogs, Bobbi and Clappo.

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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