Shaun William Tait
(Former Australian Cricketer)

Shaun William Tait is a former Australian cricketer who has bowled the fastest ever delivery clocking 161.1 Kmph for Australia and he shares this accolade with Australian great Brett Lee who also has clocked 161.1 Kmph. He has represented his national side in two World Cups, i.e. in the 2007 and 2011 edition. Tait’s bowling action is a bit sling which helps him generate even more speed. He had the ability to bowl in excess of 150 Kmph at regular intervals. Though he did not had much control on his speed and sometimes described as “erratic” because he gives way too many extras. He has also represented IPL teams like Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals but did not have any notable performance during his stint. In the year 2017, he officially announced his retirement from International cricket.

Shaun William Tait
Nickname: Sloon and Tinga
Profession: Former Australian Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 6 Feet 4 Inches
Weight (approx.): 96 Kgs
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 22nd February 1983
Age (as on 2018): 35 years
Birth Place: Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
School: NA
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA
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Family
Father: Phil Tait
Mother: NA
Sister: NA
Brother: Jarrad Philip Tait
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christianity
Address: Adelaide, Australia
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 25th August 2005 vs England
ODI: 2nd February 2007 vs England
T20: 11th December 2007 vs New Zealand
Jersey Number: #32 (International and Domestic)
Domestic/State Team: Chittagong Kings, Durham, Essex, Adelaide Strikers, Glamorgan, Melbourne Renegades, Hobart Hurricanes, Mid West Rhinos, Peshawar Zalmi, South Australia, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Wellington.
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: New Zealand vs England
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA
Career Turning Point
  • In the 2003-04  ING Cup where he bagged  18 wickets for South Australia and was the second leading wicket taker in the competition.
Records
  • He has bowled the second fastest ball in cricket history clocking 161.1 km/hr vs England in 2010. Only Shoaib Akhtar has clocked more than him with 161.3 km/hr.
  • Took 30 wickets in the 2004 Pura Cup which is an Australian domestic competition at an average of 28.33.
  • In the 2001 World Cup in West Indies he scalped 23 wickets at an average of 20.30.
Preferences
Hobbies: Travelling
Favourite Batsmen: Sir Vivian Richards, Brad Hodge
Favourite Bowlers: Jeff Thompson, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath
Favourite Cricket Ground: Perth
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: Chicken Dishes
Favourite Actors: Leonardo Di Caprio, Charlie Sheen, Will Ferrell, Rob Lowe, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Lopez, Molly Sims
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destination: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: No/Yes
Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Mashoom Singha

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Wife/Spouse: Mashoom Singha (2014-present)

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Marriage Date: 12th June 2014
Children: NA
Earnings
Net Worth: $200,000
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
ODI Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA
Awards and recognitions
  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the year 2004.
  • ICC Emerging player of the year 2007.
Controversies
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Lesser Known Facts

 

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  • On 29 January 2008, Shaun Tait announced an indefinite break from cricket, citing being physically and emotionally exhausted.
  • Many of his friends and teammates call him ‘The Wild Thing’ for his raw and fiery pace.
  • He is married to an Indian model Mashoom Singha.
  • His sister-in-law Shamita Singha is the winner of Femina Miss India Earth 2001.
  • Shaun Tait is the co-owner of Hotel Elliot.
  • He spends half of his year in Adelaide and half in Mumbai from where his wife belongs.
  • He considers his country mate Brad Hodge the toughest batsman to bowl to.