10 Facts about Shane Watson that you need to know: Australian cricket team is one of the best team in cricket history as they dominated the cricket, but they failed produce best all-rounders after Benaud and Davidson’s cricket career. And then Shane Watson made the debut for Australia and became one of the best all-rounder in cricket history. Watson has won many matches for his team with his brilliant skills. He may not good in tests but he still managed to give some memorable performances. Here are the 10 Facts about Shane Watson that you need to know. Check out:-
Watson is a scholarship holder from AIS (Australian Cricket Academy). He received it in the year 2000.
Man of the Match Awards
He is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in an ICC event.
Watson has the best all round figures among Australian men who have scored excess of 2000 runs and took at least 100 wickets.
A Unique Record
Watson is the only player to have won the ICC player of the year award in all three formats.
He was declared man of the series in the 2012 ICC World T20 for scoring a total of 249 with an average of 49.80, while taking 11 wickets with the ball.
Watson holds several records in ODIs and T20Is like the highest ODI score in a run chase, and the highest ODI score by an Australian batsman.
First ever century in T20
In the 2013 IPL, Watson scored a century against Chennai at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. This was his first hundred in T20 format.
Playing with future international teammates
In 2000, Watson played for Australia at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. That team was led by Michael Clarke and featured future internationals such as Shaun Marsh, Nathan Hauritz, Ed Cowan, Andrew McDonald and Mitchell Johnson to name a few.
He is the only player to win Man of the Tournament award twice in the history of IPL.
Shane’s highest ODI score is 185 not out in 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011. He hit 15 fours and 15 sixes in the match which broke several ODI records.