Shane Watson – One of the finest limited-overs all-rounders of the modern era, Shane Robert Watson was the ideal package for white-ball cricket. The ability to dominate pace as well as spin apart from clever medium pace, Watson emerged as one of the bedrock of Australian cricket after the retirements of Gilchrist and Hayden.
One of the few cricketers to win two World Cups (2007 and 2015), Watson played 307 internationals for the Aussies and amassed 10, 050 runs and claimed 291 wickets. He has been of the superstars of the Indian Premier League. From winning the Player of the tournament in the first edition to scoring a match-winning hundred in the 2018 finals; three years after his retirement, Watson will always be in the pantheon of IPL hall of fame.
Watto and White Shark
Shane Watson Height
Date of Birth:
17 June 1981
Shane Watson Age
(as on 2021)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich, Queensland
vs Pakistan at SCG, 2 January 2005
vs South Africa at Centurion, 24 March 2002
vs South Africa at Wanderers, 24 February 2006
New South Wales, Chennai Super Kings, Australia, Islamabad United, Sydney Sixers, Canterbury, Sydney Thunder
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
India, New Zealand
lofted hit over mid-off and backfoot lofted shot over deep-midwicket
Career Turning Point
Watson holds the record for the highest individual ODI score, he plundered 185 off 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011, an innings which included fifteen 6s.
Four consecutive Man of the Matches award in ICC World T20 2012.
Watson is also the first player to hit a century and take a wicket in a same T20 match.
Had highest runs, wickets, and sixes in the 2012 edition of the World T20.
The only cricketer to have won the Australian Player of the Year award for all three formats of the game.
Watson is also the only player to win the ‘Player of the tournament’ twice in the 11 years of Indian Premier League.
Playing Guitar and Singing
Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Mike Hussey, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, and Brian Lara