|Shane Watson Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||June 17, 1981|
Shane Watson is an Australian former 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.
Shane Robert Watson
Watto, White Shark
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
At the age of 19, Shane received a scholarship to study cricket at the Australian Cricket Academy.
Former Professional Cricketer
- Father – Bob Watson
- Mother – Barbara Watson
- Siblings – Nicole Watson (Sister)
- Others – Vicki Furlong (Mother-in-law), Terry Furlong (Father-in-law)
Shane is represented by the Queensland Cricket Association.
6 ft or 183 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shane Watson has dated –
- 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.
- 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).
Race / Ethnicity
- Round face
- Wide smile
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
Source – Instagram, Top10Review.com, Escape.com, BusinessWorld.in
Shane Watson Facts
- Watson is one of the few captains in the history of Australian cricket who have captained their teams in all formats of the game.
- Forbes Magazine listed Shane as the highest-paid cricketer (excluding Indian players) in the world from 2011 to 2015.
- He has 2 pet dogs named Clappo and Bobby, both of the Maltese Schnauzer breed.
- In 2015, Shane signed with the Big Bash League franchise and became a member of the team Sydney Thunder. He was the captain of the team and they went on to win that season.
- In 2016, he joined the Pakistan Super League as one of the icon players. He played for Islamabad United initially and later moved to Quetta Gladiators.
- 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.
- He enjoys playing the guitar in his downtime.
- In 2019, Watson partnered with his good friend Brett Lee to launch the gym F45 Training One BKC in Mumbai.
- In November 2019, Shane became the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association.
- In November 2020, Shane announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
- During the 2022 IPL, he joined Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach.
- In July 2023, it was revealed that Shane and his wife Lee Furlong’s cricket equipment company T20 Stars was winding down their business. It was started in 2021.
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