Shane Watson shares newborn baby photos ahead of fourth Test

Yahoo!7 March 21, 2013, 6:04 pm


Australian Test cricket vice-captain Shane Watson and his wife Lee have revealed photographs of their newborn baby, Will.

A statement released by the couple said the mother and child are doing well since the birth on Thursday.

On Watson's website, they thanked the public for respecting their privacy during their "special time".

"This has been the most amazing week of our lives with the birth of our little boy," Watson said.

Following Australia's defeat in the third Test, Watson touched down in Australia from India fortuitously just in time for the birth of his first child after being suspended by coach Mickey Arthur for failing to submit a team assignment.

The happy snaps were released on the eve of the fourth Test in Dehli. Watson has since flown back to India and is likely to be captain should Michael Clarke not recover from his back injury.

It is understood that since his controversial suspension, Watson has patched up strained relations with High Performance Manager Pat Howard and Arthur.

"It's been great to be able to have a few very good chats to Pat Howard," Watson said.

"Constructive chats about the way we're going to move forward, because it's so important for us to be able to make sure we're on the same page and that we are really moving forward.

"I had a great chat to Mickey Arthur as well, it's been really good to be able to just nut out a few things.

"We've talked through a number of the different issues that we've had and unfortunately some of those were aired in the public for public consumption.

"But we put that behind us."

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  1. William01:10am Friday 22nd March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Completely staged photo in no doubt bonds (eek i am giving them advertising inadvertently as well) garb from a cotton field located somewhere in south east Asia, nice work on having a child .... Good on them but seriously ... hardly a natural photo.... Take a real photo then upload it maybe?

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  2. LOL11:54pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    @Prof, you have a very limited vocabulary and obviously never lived in Scandinavia.

  3. Glib08:44pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Another Fake Blonde Formula Female.

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  4. Denise08:17pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Congratulations Lee and Shane. what a beautiful baby Boy "Will" .

  5. Roger08:15pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Congrats Watto - You have your own website???

  6. Priya08:14pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    i can go look like this every day. good night.

  7. Rusty08:05pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Congratulations to Shane & Lee on the arrival of "Will", may he grow up to play for Australia like his talented Father. xx

  8. LOL08:02pm Thursday 21st March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    In hindsight, he wasn't going to be there. Sent home (unfairly). JT do the only thing. Bugga 'State of Origin'. Beautiful baby, congratulations.