Shane Robert Watson was born on 17th June 1981 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. He was born to Bob and Barb Watson. He has a sister by the name Nicole Watson. Currently he is married to Lee Furlong and have two kids, a son and a daughter named William who was born in 2013 and Matilda Victoria born in 2015.
Shane and Lee got married in 2010. He started his career playing for Tasmania and also was a part of the Australian U19 squad of 2000. He made his international debut in 2002 and has continued to be an integral part of the team ever since. He retired from his international career in 2016 but still plays in major cricket leagues.
Shane Watson Net Worth
Shane Watson’s total net worth is estimated to be about $11 Million US dollars as of 2017. His main sources of income includes his salaries which sum up to around $4 Million. He also has multiple sponsorship from giants like Tag Heuer, Asics and Gunn & Moore
Shane Watson owns a mansion in Lavarack Road at the Memorial Beach which he bought in 2006. The mansion goes by the name Bronte and is estimated to be worth $1.3 Million. He also owns a mansion in Sydney worth $9.7 Million.
He is an ardent fan of premium cars and has recently added a Mazda CX5 to his collection.
Shane Watson won the Man of the Series Award in the 2012 T20 World cup, hosted by Sri Lanka. Shane Watson continues to be the only player to ever have scored a century along with a four – wicket haul in the same innings, across all the three formats of the game.
He also holds the record to be the first and only Australian to score centuries across all formats of the game. Shane Watson also has succeeded in grabbing the Indian Premier League Man of the Tournament award not once, but twice! He is also the only Australian as of now to have won Player of the Year Award across all the three formats.
He has also won the Allan Border medal which is a great honor bestowed upon cricketers consecutively for the years 2010 and 2011. Watson was also the highest paid non-Indian player to play in the Indian Premier League consecutively for five years which speaks great volumes about the man’s abilities. He was ranked the number 1 Twenty20 batsman for 150 weeks consecutively which is a record that hasn’t been broken yet.
He is also the only player ever to have reached the top of the batting rankings and all rounder rankings in international T20 simultaneously. He still hold the record for highest strike rate by an opener who has played 30 matches or more. For most players winning one man of the match is a very big deal while Shane Watson holds the record for winning four consecutive man of the match awards in the International Cricket Council event history.
Currently Shane Watson is playing in multiple league. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League. He is a part of the New South Wales Blues in the Australian First Class Circuit. He also plays in the Big Bash League which is the Australian twenty – 20 tournament where he represents the Sydney Thunders. He plays for the Islamabad United team in the Pakistan Super League and finally he is also a part of the Rangpur Riders which is a team that competes in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Shane Watson is a man with great all round skills in cricket. Beyond that he is also a calm and loving human being who is loved across the world by cricketing fans. Even though Watson may have retired from his National duties, he is still a very active player in the twenty – 20 circuit all around the world. Let’s hope he continues to mesmerize us with his all rounder skills for many more years.