Shane Watson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Shane Watson Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthJune 17, 1981
Zodiac SignGemini
Spouse Lee Furlong

Shane Watson is an Australian cricketer who played for his national team from 2002 to 2016. Although injuries marred most of his early career, he bounced back with excellent form and created many records in ODIs, T20s, and T20Is matches. His career-best performance probably took place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he played for top teams like Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Watson has more than 1 million followers on Twitter, more than 700k followers on Facebook, and more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Shane Robert Watson

Nick Name

Watto, White Shark

Australian international cricketer Shane Watson
Australian international cricketer Shane Watson (Wikedit109 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Residence

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nationality

Australian nationality

 

Education

At the age of 19, Shane received a scholarship to study cricket at the Australian Cricket Academy.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Bob Watson
  • Mother – Barbara Watson
  • Siblings – Nicole Watson (Sister)
  • Others – Vicki Furlong (Mother-in-law), Terry Furlong (Father-in-law)

Manager

Shane is represented by the Queensland Cricket Association.

Bowling Style

Right-Arm Fast-Medium

Batting Style

Right-Handed

Role

All-Rounder

Shirt Number

33

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shane Watson has dated –

  1. Kym Johnson (2002-2005) – Shane got engaged to Dancing With the Stars alum Kym Johnson in 2004. But, Kym cheated on him with Tom Williams, which led to their break up in 2005.
  2. Lee Furlong (2006-Present) – Shane got married to Fox Sports presenter Lee Furlong on May 30, 2010. The couple became parents to a son, William Robert Watson (b. March 14, 2013) and a daughter named Matilda Victoria Watson (b. May 23, 2015).
Shane taking a selfie with his wife Lee Furlong and kids William and Matilda in October 2018
Shane taking a selfie with his wife Lee Furlong and kids William and Matilda in October 2018 (Shane Watson / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Round face
  • Wide smile
Shane Watson bowling during a cricket match in 2014
Shane Watson bowling during a cricket match in 2014 (Naparazzi / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

Shane Watson has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • BEON Performance
  • ASICS Australia
  • Fight MND (Motor Neuron Disease)
  • American Express
  • Golden Circle
  • Sea World Australia

Shane Watson Favorite Things

  • Cricketer – Vivian Richards
  • Subject In School – Health and Physical Education
  • Dish – Rajasthani Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Song Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses
  • Place To Stay At – Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur
  • Cafe In Cronulla – Alley Break
  • Cricket Captains – Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting
  • Formats In Cricket – Test, T20

SourceInstagram, Top10Review.com, Escape.com, BusinessWorld.in

Shane Watson playing in a tour match against Northamptonshire during the 2009 Ashes series
Shane Watson playing in a tour match against Northamptonshire during the 2009 Ashes series (Chris Brown / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Shane Watson Facts

  1. Watson is one of the few captains in the history of Australian cricket who have captained their teams in all formats of the game.
  2. Forbes Magazine listed Shane as the highest-paid cricketer (excluding Indian players) in the world from 2011 to 2015.
  3. He has 2 pet dogs named Clappo and Bobby, both of the Maltese Schnauzer breed.
  4. In 2017, Watson launched Let’s Activate for Kids, a one-of-its-kind sports clinic and comprehensive sporting program for kids ranging from 2 to 12 years of age.
  5. He enjoys playing the guitar in his downtime.
  6. In 2019, Watson partnered with his good friend Brett Lee to launch the gym F45 Training One BKC in Mumbai.

Featured Image by Wikedit109 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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