Watto man! Trivia and records on Aussie cricketer Shane Watson
Shane Watson, who celebrates his birthday today, is known as one of the finest all-rounders in the world. On the former Australian cricketer's birthday, we look at some of his many records and interesting trivia.
Watson is the second player after Ricky Ponting to win two back-to-back Allan Border Medals (2010, 2011).
He held the number one spot in T20I all-rounder rankings for a record 139 weeks.
He is the only cricketer to be named Australian 'Player of the Year' in all three formats.
He has the most consecutive fifties, most wickets and most sixes by an Australian cricketer.
He is the only player to score a fifty and take three wickets in a T20I on three occasions.
The only player to score a hundred and take 4 wickets in an innings in all formats of the game.
He is the only cricketer to win four consecutive man-of-the-match awards in ICC history.
He is the only cricketer to win man of the tournament in IPL twice.
The only Australian cricketer to play all six World T20s.
He has the highest ODI score by an Aussie cricketer.
He was Australia's highest paid cricketer in 2014. He was also one of the highest paid non-Indian cricketers.
In 2006 during the Champions Trophy, Watson had chest pain and was rushed to the hosptial. Initially he believed it was a heart attack but was later revealed to be gastritis.
Watson got married to Lee Furlong in 2010 and the couple have a son William and a daughter Matilda.