What is Shane Watson’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$30 million (INR 223 crores)|
|Born||17 June 1981|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Cricketer, Commentator and Sports presenter|
Shane Watson is a former Australian cricketer who currently works as a Cricket pundit and commentator. Born 17 June 1981 in Queensland, Australia, Watson is considered one of the best all-rounders to ever play the game.
Shane Watson made his ODI debut for Australia on 24 March 2002 vs South Africa. The Australian also became synonymous with the T20 format later in his career and has played in many leagues globally.
Following retirement, Watson stepped into Cricket commentary and cricket shows. His biggest accomplishment was winning the ICC Cricket World Cup twice.
In this article, we will have a look at Shane Watson’s Salary, Net Worth, Personal Information, Career details, Wife, Controversies, FAQs, etc
Shane Watson’s Net Worth
Shane Watson Net Worth: Shane Watson’s net worth is reported to be around $30 million or 223 crores in Indian Rupees. He has earned his net worth through endorsements and match fees during his playing career, his off-field duties in his post cricket career, etc.
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Shane Watson’s salary is rumored to be around INR 2 crores ($268,000) per month. Hence his annual salary accounts for about INR 25 crores ($3.5 million).
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Shane Watson has been one of the best all-rounders to grace the game of cricket. Hence it is natural that a lot of brands want to endorse him. Here are a few brands that Watson used to/currently endorses:
- Sea World Australia
- Golden Circle
- American Express
- Fight MND
- BEON Performance
- Gunn & Moore
- TAG Heuer
- Gozney, etc.
Shane Watson Cars:
The Australian spinner owned the following cars in his garage at a point in time:
- Volvo XC60
- Audi Q5, etc.
Shane Watson’s Personal Information
The following is Australian star, Shane Watson’s info:
|Name||Shane Keith Watson|
|Date of Birth||17 June 1981|
|Place of Birth||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
|Parents Name||Barb and Bob Watson|
|Batting Hand||Right Handed|
|Bowling Hand||Right Handed Medium-Fast|
|Professional debut for the Australian team||24 March 2002 v South Africa (ODI)|
|Height||6’0″ (1.83 m)|
|Children||William and Matilda Watson|
|Known for||Professional Cricketer, Cricket Presenter|
Shane Watson’s Cricket Career
Australia: Shane Watson made his ODI debut in the South Africa tour as a replacement for Steve Waugh. He would start well but would miss the ICC World Cup in 2003 due to an injury. Following this, he made a return in 2004 and became a regular.
In 2004, Shane Watson also made his debut for the Australian test side against Pakistan in Sydney. His consistent performances helped him to win a place in the ICC XI in 2005.
In 2006, Watson was selected for the Champions Trophy. He would play as an opener for the side as they went on to win the title. He would carry this form helping Australia to retain the World Cup title in 2007.
He would continue his good form but could help Australia add any other ICC titles to this name until 2015. In the meantime, the opener stepped up and made 59 appearances in the Australian Test Squad as well.
The 2015 World Cup was huge for Australia as they were the hosts along with New Zealand. Watson played all but one game as he helped Australia win the World Cup title.
He would retire from ODIs in 2016 and then from T20Is a few years later.
Indian Premier League: Shane Watson started his IPL journey with the Rajasthan Royals in spectacular fashion as he helped the side be crowned the Champions in 2008. He stayed with the Royals until 2017 before they were banned in a betting scandal.
Watson would join Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 but he had an unmemorable spell with the side. The highlight of his RCB career was him helping the team to a 2nd placed finish in 2016.
Watson would join the Chennai Super Kings in 2018 and would score two centuries including one in the finals where the Men in Yellow won the title. He would be associated with the franchise until 2020 before announcing his retirement.
Big Bash League: Shane Watson was part of the Sydney Thunder in the BBL. He played for the team until the 2018/19 season and also helped them to win the title in 2015.
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Shane Watson’s Career Records (for Australia)
- Matches = 59
- Runs scored = 3731
- Batting Average = 35.19
- 50s = 24
- 100s = 4
- Highest score = 176
- Catches= 45
- Wickets = 75
- Bowling Average = 33.68
- 5-wicket hauls = 3
- Best Bowling = 6/33
One Day Internationals
- Matches = 190
- Runs scored = 5757
- Batting Average = 40.54
- 50s = 33
- 100s = 9
- Highest score = 185*
- Catches= 64
- Wickets = 168
- Bowling Average = 31.79
- 5-wicket hauls = 0
- Best Bowling = 4/36
- Matches = 58
- Runs scored = 1462
- Batting Average = 29.24
- 50s = 10
- 100s = 1
- Highest score = 124*
- Catches= 20
- Wickets = 48
- Bowling Average = 24.24
- 5-wicket hauls = 0
- Best Bowling = 4/15
Indian Premier League (RR, RCB, CSK)
- Matches = 145
- Runs scored = 3874
- Batting Average = 30.99
- 50s = 21
- 100s = 4
- Highest score = 117*
- Catches= 40
- Wickets = 92
- Bowling Average = 29.15
- 5-wicket hauls = 0
- Best Bowling = 4/29
Shane Watson’s Achievements
- 2x ICC Cricket World Cup (2007,2015)
- ICC Champions Trophy (2006)
- Ashes Series victory
- IPL Champion (2008 – RR, 2018 – CSK)
- BBL Champion (2015 -Sydney Thunder)
- Multiple bilateral series victories with Australia, etc.
- Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year (2002)
- Australian ODI Player of the Year x3 (2010, 2011, 2012)
- Australian Twenty20 Player of the Year x3 (2012, 2013, 2017)
- Australian Test Player of the Year (2011)
- Allan Border Medal x2 (2010, 2011)
- McGilvray Medal 2010
- ICC Player of the Year in all three formats
Shane Watson’s Wife
Lee Furlong: The Australian cricketer is married to the multi-talented Lee Furlong. She is the Head of Operations at T20 Stars, Writer, Entrepreneur, TV personality, Presenter, and Model by profession.
The two initially met in 2006 after which they dated for a few years before getting married in 2010. The couple have two children together named Matilda and William Watson.
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Shane Watson’s Controversies
Fight with Gautam Gambhir: This incident happened in 2008. Watson reportedly said something to Gambhir which angered the Indian batsman. Owing to this, he elbowed Watson while completing a run.
Homework Gate Scandal: In 2013, Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, and Usman Khawaja were removed from the Australian team before the third test match against India.
They reportedly had a fallout with captain Michael Clark and head coach Mickey Arthur. Clarke later described the incident in his book saying that Shane Watson had created a group that was a ‘tumour’ in the Australian setup.
Shane Watson’s Social Media
The spinner is active on social media as well
His Twitter handle is: @ShaneRWatson33 (1.2m+ followers)
His Instagram handle is: @srwatson33 (1.8m+ followers)
Shane Watson generally posts about cricket, his pastime activities, and his friends.
Shane Watson FAQs
He has two children. They are named William and Matilda Watson
No, he retired from Cricket in 2020.
He made his Australia test debut against South Africa in 2002.
He currently lives in Queensland, Australia.
His biggest accomplishment was helping Australia win the ICC World Cup twice.
Shane Watson was married to Lee Furlong.