Steve Waugh


Quick Facts

Nickname: Tugga
Profession: Former Australian Professional Cricketer
Date of Birth: 2-6-1965
Age (as of 2017): 53 years
Birth Place: Campise, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australia
Height  5 feet 10 inches
Weight  80 kg
Father: Rodger Waugh
Mother: Beverly Waugh
Sister: NA
Brother: Mark Waugh, Danny Waugh, Dean Waugh
Marital Status Married
Wife Lynette
Children Yes
Net Worth  $2 million
Social Media Instagram

The cricket player Mark Waugh’s twin brother Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO, was born in Australia on June 2, 1965. He batted right-handed and bowled at a medium pace. From 1997 until 2004, he led Australia as captain, leading them to triumphs in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and fifteen of their record-breaking sixteen straight Test victories.

Age & Birth Information

The fraternal twin of Mark Waugh is former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh (born 2 June 1965). In appreciation of his achievements to cricket, Waugh was awarded the Order of Australia. He was a right-handed batsman who excelled as a medium-pace bowler throughout his career. He was born in New South Wales, and in 1984, there is where he began playing first-class cricket.

With 168 matches, he held the record for the most caps in Test cricket history until Sachin Tendulkar of India passed him in 2010. He served as the captain of the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004. Before India’s Sachin Tendulkar broke it in 2010, he held the record for the most Test cricket appearances.

Height & Weight

Steve Waugh has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. He is about 80 kilograms in weight. He has gorgeous, warm black eyes, and his hair is black. His dress size, shoe size, biceps, chest, waist, hips, and other physical characteristics are all unknown.

Professional life

Steve Waugh is a Professional Cricketer(Source: Instagram)

His entire career stood in stark contrast to the commencement of his international cricket career, when he was a young man being baptized by fire in opposition to the fierce West Indians. Here was a young player who could bat fairly effectively as well as throw potent medium-pacers to reduce the opposition’s scoring rate. He earned the nickname “Iceman” for his ability to remain cool under pressure, especially while he was bowling with the clock ticking down.

Steve was as cool as they come in any situation, and this showed in how much he improved as a player. He suffered a little bit in Australia’s 1987 World Cup victory, but he quickly warmed up to the ODI format after making his international debut in the 1985–86 season. Steve had some time to adjust to the Test format, but he embraced it right away.

Following the World Cup victory, his twin brother Mark Waugh quickly joined the national team. The brothers and sisters went on to form many remarkable team relationships. Steve’s initial brawn and unbridled excitement have started to be replaced with a more composed and composed demeanor.

Beginning in 1993, Steve’s career exploded in both formats as he made runs for fun, especially in the longer format, while his white-ball career stayed consistent. He played a significant role in Australia’s historic 20th-year victory against the West Indies in 1995. His team won the series thanks to a stunning double century, and from that point on, they dominated cricket.

Whether it was during the World Cups or the Ashes, Steve relished playing on the big stage just as much as his twin brother Mark did. Although Waugh’s batting position and technique weren’t particularly appealing, they worked well. He was always up for a fight, even though it occasionally made him look mean. Efficiency was all that mattered to him as he built his strikes brick by brick, blunting the other bowlers into submission. He was also a fantastic spinner, a talent that was uncommon among players from other cultures, particularly Australians. In ODIs, Waugh batted steadily, emphasizing rotating the strike before unleashing the big shots when they were prepared.

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Who can forget his century against South Africa in the 1999 World Cup final?

After that, the Australians went on a tear and captured their second World Cup title in history.

Even under the most trying conditions, Waugh’s composed captaincy helped the Australians prevail in those matches. With his offensive style of leadership, which frequently involved getting under the opponent’s skin, the group rose to the status of the loudest confrontational team in the world. Although it was an unusual tactic, he employed it to good effect and urged his buddies to follow suit.

He would organize the team’s on-field activities so that Shane Warne,

a renowned leg spinner, could trick the opposition. The first Tests captain to use strategy was Waugh, who urged his team to play wildly in order to give the bowlers plenty of opportunity to take 20 wickets. The format was radically altered, and soon, the other teams did the same.

Steve’s career, and ODIs in particular, ended poorly despite all of his accomplishments. Following the 2002 VB Series disaster, which saw Australia lose the tri-series against New Zealand and South Africa, both of the Waugh brothers were fired from the team. Steve was immediately removed from the team’s leadership position and put on the benchmarks, which signalled his departure.

Needless to say, it saddened him. Nevertheless, Steve went on to captain the Test team and score a fair number of runs, despite Mark’s choice to abandon his international cricket career that same year. However, Steve was under pressure since Ricky Ponting was climbing the ranks quickly and helping Australia win their third World Cup in 2003. During the home series against India in 2003–04, Steve eventually waved goodbye to cricket. To stop the Indians from completing what would have been an unparalleled series triumph, he fired a game-saving 80 in the last innings.

Waugh was a pioneer in charity work off the field, founding numerous leprosy patient shelters in Calcutta. For the same reason, he frequently visited India. Over time, he started exporting this to other nations, most notably

Australia. He has denied claims that he was considering entering politics, but he has also earned a reputation as a leading social worker in his country. Austin Waugh is carrying on his father’s legacy by playing for the Australian U19 team that competed in the 2018 World Cup. As a strong leader, tough batter, and source of motivation for his colleagues, Steve Waugh played a significant role in Australia’s rise to the top of the world.

Records

  • In the 1999 World Cup, Australia was guided to victory by Steve Waugh.
  • He played in 168 test matches, recording 10,927 runs with a 51.06 average.
  • Steve scored 32 centuries and 50 half centuries during his test career.
  • He also won the 2001 Allan Border Medal, the 2000-2001 Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year, and the 1989 Wisden Cricketer of the Year awards.

Net worth & Source of Income

Steve Waugh with his car(Source: Instagram)

According to taddlr.com, Steve Waugh’s net worth is thought to be $2 million (approx. INR 14.6 crores). His net worth also took into account the money he made playing cricket professionally for the Australian team. Steve Waugh and his family live in a lavish Cronulla seaside mansion, according to domain.com.au. The residence of Steve Waugh is thought to be worth $4.27 million USD.

Endorsement of a brand

Steve Waugh promotes the brands of AVJennings, Blooms the Chemist, and Canon Australia. Since 2009, Steve has been a proud advocate for AVJennings, one of Australia’s most recognized home builders. Steve actively contributes to the development of local communities, the expansion of local cricket leagues, and participation in gala days, all of which serve to increase interest in AVJennings’ projects among the local populace.

Relationship Status

Steve claims that his family is unquestionably his greatest achievement and also asserts that his schedule is busier than ever despite his retirement from professional athletics.

Steve Waugh with his wife and kids(Source: Instagram)

The family’s primary driver currently is Steve, who has been married to his high school sweetheart Lynette for 30 years. Their three children happily fill their spare time with extracurricular activities like cricket practice, horseback riding lessons, and other things.

Achievement

Steve Waugh with his Trophy(Source: Instagram)
  • From 1999 to 2004, the Australian Test cricket team was captained by the player with the most Test appearances in history.
  • Under his leadership, the Australian team has triumphed in 41 of 57 Test matches and 67 of 106 One-Day International games.
  • was named one of the “Australian Living Treasures” and received the 2004 “Australian of the Year” award for his outstanding contributions to Australian society.
  • Waugh made 82 runs and joined his brother Mark Waugh in a 207-run partnership against Kenya during the 1996 Cricket World Cup, setting an Australian record.
  • Given the 2000 Australian Sports Medal for his World Cup achievement in 1987, the “Iceman,” as he was known,
  • Steve became the 30th cricketer to be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

Some Interesting Facts

  • He bowled at a medium pace and batted right-handed.
  • His first-class cricket career began in New South Wales, where he was born, in 1984. From 1999 until 2004, he served as the Australian cricket team’s captain. He held the record for the most Test cricket appearances by a player with 168 until Sachin Tendulkar of India passed him in 2010.
  • He finally lost his Test position to his brother Mark despite being initially seen as having only “average potential,” but he went on to become one of the greatest batters of all time.
  • He led Australia to fifteen of their record sixteen straight Test wins, to victory in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, and is one of only 12 players to have scored over 10,000 Test runs. Waugh was honored with the Order of
  • Australia and the Australian Sports Medal, and the National Trust of Australia named him one of the 100
  • Australian Living Treasures.