Shaun Pollock (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Sep 20, 2018 6:08 pm IST

  • Shaun Pollock
    (Former South African Cricketer)

    Hailing from a cricketing family with Scottish ancestry, Shaun Pollock is one of the greatest bowlers the game has ever produced.  He is the grandson of Andrew MacLean Pollock who has played domestic cricket for South Africa and the son of former South African bowler Peter Pollock.

    It was never about pace for Shaun Pollock who started his career in 1995, his prime focus was to bowl on line and length and pitch the ball in the good length. He had a unique ability to swing the ball on any surface and that is the reason why he is the joint highest wicket taker for South Africa along with speedster Dale Steyn snaring 421 wickets.

    Shaun Pollock
    Nickname: Polly
    Profession: Former South African Cricketer
    Autobiography: NA
    Biopic: NA
    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 6 feet 1 inches
    Weight (approx.): 72 Kgs
    Eye Colour: Brown
    Hair Colour: Blonde
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 16th July 1973
    Age (as on 2018): 45 years
    Birth Place: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
    Nationality: South African
    College: University of Natal
    Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce

    Social Media
    Facebook page: @
    Twitter: @7polly7
    Instagram: @7polly7

    Father: Peter Pollock (Former international cricketer)

    Mother: NA
    Sister: NA
    Brother: Gavin Pollock
    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Christianity
    Address: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    Test: 16th November 1995 vs England
    ODI: 9th January 1996 vs England
    T20: 21st October 2005 vs New Zealand
    Jersey Number: #7 (International, domestic)
    Domestic/State Team: KwaZulu-Natal, Warwickshire, Dolphins, Mumbai Indians, Durham
    Nature on field: Calm
    Likes to play against: England
    Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

    Career Turning Point

    • After the life time ban of Hansie Cronje, Shaun was given the captaincy of the national side in April 2000.


    • Shaun Pollock holds the record for scoring 2 Test centuries while batting at the 9th position. Infact, he is the only player in the world to do so.
    • Shaun holds the record for playing most number of innings before scoring an ODI ton.
    • While playing at the home soil he has taken the most numbers of ODI wickets i.e. 193.
    • He is the joint highest wicket taker for South Africa in Test cricket along with Dale Steyn. He has got 421 Test wickets to his name.
    • He is the first Test captain to remain unbeaten on 99 in a Test innings.

    Hobbies: Playing Golf
    Favourite Batsmen: NA
    Favourite Bowlers: Curtly Ambrose
    Favourite Cricket Ground: Sahara Oval, Port Elizabeth
    Favourite sports Commentator: NA
    Favourite Food: NA
    Favourite Actors: NA
    Favourite Films: NA
    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
    Favourite Destination: NA
    Smoking/Alcohol: Yes/No

    Style Quotient
    Cars Collection: NA

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
    Marital Status: Married
    Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
    Wife/Spouse: Patricia “Trish” Lauderdale (Former Model)

    Marriage Date: 2000
    Children: 2 daughters, Jemma and Georgia Pollock

    Net Worth: NA
    Retainer Fee: NA
    Test Fee: NA
    ODI Fee: NA
    T20 Fee: NA
    IPL 11: NA

    Awards and recognitions

    • He was awarded as the Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2003.


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    Lesser Known Facts

    • Shaun Pollock comes from a family of Scottish ancestry.
    • He is the son of former International player Peter Pollock and the nephew of legendary South African cricketer Graeme Pollock.
    • He has a bachelor degree in commerce.
    • His wife Patricia Lauderdale was the finalist of Miss South Africa pageant in the early 90’s.
    • He is involved in charity work and does motivational speaking as well.
    • He has also been a coach of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
    • He announced his retirement from International cricket on 11th January 2008.

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