Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO, the twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh, was born on June 2, 1965 in Australia. He was both a medium-tempo bowler and a right-handed batter. He served as Australia’s captain from 1997 to 2004, leading his country to victories in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and fifteen of their record-breaking sixteen consecutive Test wins.
|Profession:||Former Australian Professional Cricket Player|
|Date of birth:||2-6-1965|
|Age (as of 2017):||53 years|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign:||Twin|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Brother:||Mark Waugh, Danny Waugh, Dean Waugh|
|Net value||$2 million|
Steve Waugh Biography
Steve Waugh (born 2 June 1965) is a former Australian cricketer who is fraternal twin Mark Waugh. Waugh was awarded the Order of Australia in recognition of his contributions to cricket. Throughout his career, he was a right-handed batsman who also excelled as a medium-tempo bowler. He was born in New South Wales where he started playing first-class cricket in 1984. From 1999 to 2004 he led the Australian Test cricket team and with 168 appearances he held the record for most caps in Test cricket history until Sachin Tendulkar of India took him out in 2010. He held the record for most Test cricket appearances until Sachin Tendulkar of India shattered it in 2010.
Steve Waugh Height, weight
Steve Waugh is 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs about 80 kg. He has beautiful warm black eyes and black locks. There is no information about his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.
- His entire career contrasted sharply with the beginning of his international cricket career when he was a naive boy who was baptized by fire against the savage West Indians. Here was a young man who could bat quite well and also throw effective medium pacers to slow down the opponent’s score. He acquired the nickname “Iceman” because of his ability to remain calm, especially while bowling as time is running out. Even despite the difficulties, Steve was as calm as they could possibly be, and this was evident in his improvement as a player. After making his international debut in the 1985/86 campaign, Steve took some time to settle into the Test format, but he immediately enjoyed the ODI format and also struggled a bit with Australia’s World Cup victory from 1987.
- His twin brother Mark Waugh joined the national team shortly after the World Cup victory and the siblings formed numerous excellent partnerships for the team together. A more calm and collected demeanor begins to replace Steve’s early brawn and raw enthusiasm. Steve’s career took off in both formats, beginning in 1993 when he made runs for fun, especially in the longer format, while his white ball career remained steady. He was a protagonist in 1995, when Australia defeated the West Indies for the first time in 20 years. A brilliant double century helped his side win the series, and from then on they dominated the world of cricket.
- Steve enjoyed playing on the big stage as much as his twin brother Mark, be it at the World Cups or the Ashes. Waugh’s batting stance and technique weren’t particularly attractive, but they were quite successful. He was always ready to fight, even if it sometimes made him seem mean. As he built up his strikes brick by brick and dulled the rival bowlers into submission, efficiency was all that mattered to him. He was also a great spinner, a skill few players from other cultures, especially Australians, had. Waugh hit methodically in ODIs, putting a lot of emphasis on turning the shot before hitting the huge shots when they were done. Who can forget their World Cup winning century against South Africa in 1999? The Australians then went on a tear to win their second ever World Cup championship.
- Even in the most challenging of conditions, Waugh’s calm leadership as captain ensured the Australians were able to win those games. The squad became the most vocally combative team in the world with his attacking leadership style, often taking on the opposing side. Although it was an unconventional strategy, he used it successfully and encouraged his friends to do the same. He would coordinate the team’s operations on the field to confuse the opponent with Shane Warne, a world-class leg spinner. Waugh was the first Tests captain to think strategically and encourage his side to play with abandon so that the bowlers would have ample time to claim 20 wickets. It completely changed the format and eventually the other teams followed suit.
- For all his successes, Steve’s career – and ODIs in particular – ended badly. Both Waugh brothers were fired from the team after the 2002 VB Series debacle, in which Australia lost to New Zealand and South Africa in the tri-series. Steve’s immediate resignation from leadership and placement on the benchmark was his departure from the team. Needless to say it devastated him, and despite Mark’s decision to end his career in international cricket in the same year, Steve became captain of the test team, scoring a respectable number of runs. The burden, however, was on Steve as Ricky Ponting moved quickly through the ranks and also helped Australia win their third World Cup in 2003. Steve finally retired from cricket in the 2003-04 home run against India. He finished strong, firing off a game-saving 80 to prevent the Indians from taking an unprecedented series win.
- Waugh pioneered charitable work off the field, establishing many shelters in Calcutta for lepers. For the same reason, he often traveled to India and over time began to spread it to other countries, especially Australia. Despite denying rumors that he was considering politics, he was also a prominent social worker in his country. Austin Waugh, who was a member of the Australian U19 squad that took part in the 2018 World Cup, is following in his father’s footsteps. Steve Waugh was a key figure in Australia’s ascent to the top of the world as a leader, tenacious batter and inspiration to his teammates.
- Steve Waugh led Australia to victory at the 1999 World Cup.
- In 168 friendlies, he collected 10,927 runs at an average of 51.06 and participated.
- In his testing career, he recorded 32 centuries and 50 half-centuries.
- In addition, he was selected as the 1989 Wisden Cricketer of the Year, the 2000-2001 Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year, and the 2001 Allan Border Medal.
Steve Waugh’s Net Worth
The estimated value of Steve Waugh’s net worth is $2 million, according to taddlr.com (about INR 14.6 crores). His earnings as a professional cricketer for the Australian side were also included in his net worth. According to domain.com.au, Steve Waugh and his family are residents of a lavish seaside home in Cronulla. The estimated price of the Steve Waugh residence is $4.27 million USD.
Steve Waugh serves as brand ambassador for AVJennings, Blooms the Chemist and Canon Australia. Steve has been a proud spokesperson for one of Australia’s most renowned home developers, AVJennings, since 2009. Steve plays an important role in generating interest in AVJennings’ projects among the local population by creating and growing local communities, organizing local cricket matches, and participating in gala days.
Steve Waugh Wife, Marriage
Steve claims that his family is without a doubt his greatest achievement. Steve claims that despite his retirement from professional sports, his schedule is busier than ever.
Steve, who has been married to his high school sweetheart Lynette for 30 years, now serves as the family’s primary driver, while their three children enjoy filling their free time with extracurricular activities such as cricket practice, riding lessons and more.
Awards and Achievement
- The man with the most test cricket appearances in history led the Australian test cricket team from 1999 to 2004.
- Under his leadership, the Australian side has won 67 of 106 one-day caps and 41 of 57 friendlies.
won the “Australian of the Year” award in 2004 and was included in the “Australian Living Treasures” for his admirable contributions to Australian society.
- Waugh scored 82 and took part in a 207-run tie against Kenya, which set an Australian record at the 1996 Cricket World Cup with his brother Mark Waugh.
- Known as the “Iceman” for his World Cup appearance in 1987
received the Australian Sports Medal 2000
- Steve was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009, making him the 30th cricketer to do so.
- He was a right-handed batter and a medium-tempo bowler.
- He was born in New South Wales where he began his first-class cricket career in 1984. He led the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004. With 168 appearances, he held the record for most Test cricket caps held by a player until Sachin Tendulkar from India fetched him in 2010.
- Initially seen as only having ‘average potential’, he eventually lost his test spot to his brother Mark, but went on to become one of the best hitters of all time.
- He led Australia to fifteen of their record sixteen consecutive Test wins, to victory in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, and is one of only 12 players to have scored more than 10,000 Test runs. He was named Australian of the Year in 2004 for his philanthropic work and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for his home fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2010.
- Waugh has been awarded the Order of Australia and the Australian Sports Medal, and the National Trust of Australia has included him in its 100 Australian Living Treasures.