Tim Paine is an Australian international cricketer who serves as the captain of the Australian national team in Test cricket. Before his selection for Australia in the 2017-18 Ashes series, he had been the captain of the Hobart Hurricanes. In Australian domestic cricket, the right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper play for the Tasmanian Tigers.
The cricketer had received a rookie contract with Tasmanian at the age of 16 becoming the youngest-ever contracted player in Australia. The player also attracted the news portal for his apology to the Indian cricket player Ravichandran Ashwin for calling Ashwin dic****d a tone point. Let us scroll over to know more information on the Australian cricket player.
Caption: Tim Paine, the Australian cricket player.
Tim Paine: Bio, Family, Career
He was born on 8 December 1984 as Timothy David Paine in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He was born as one of the fifth children of his father John Paine and his unidentified mother. He’s one of four siblings named Nick also plays in the Tasmanian Football League with the Clarence Football Club. He is also related to the AFL player and coach, Robert Shaw.
He had captained Tasmania at Under-15 and Under-17 and became a member of the Under-19 team at the age of fifteen. Further, he attended secondary school at Bayview Secondary College and Rosny College. At the age of 16, he was the youngest-ever contractual player in Australian domestic cricket when he signed a basic A$10,000 rookie deal with Tasmania, a first in Australian cricket.
He debuted his early domestic career as an opening batsman in November 2005 during an ING Cup one-day match in Perth. He was selected for his international career in 2009 for the One Day International series against England. In 2010, he has sustained a finger injury in a match and was then captain of the Prime Minister’s XI for a match.
Furthermore, he became an ODI captain in May 2018 for the series in England. Following that, he was captained in a two-Test in 2019 against Sri Lanka. He then became the captain in Australia’s squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England in July 2019.
Tim Paine: Personal Life & Wife
Tim is a happily married man and has married a beautiful lady named Bonnie Paine. Born on 2 November 1985, Mrs. Paine is always mistaken for an American Musical celebrity and part of the Elephant Rivals musical group since 2006. But his wife is a registered nurse, according to her Instagram account. The duo has welcomed two kids: Milla, Charlie, and a dog named Wilson Paine. Bonnie and Indian cricket player Rishabh Pant when he became a babysitter of Paine’s children in February 2019.
Caption: Tim and his wife Bonnie Paine
Tim Paine: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Paine must be making a good amount of money from his gameplay career. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $6 million. According to sources, Australian players who hold contract salary is increased from $270k to $278k per annum in 2020.
Tim Paine: Body Measurements
The handsome player has a fit and strong body that stands to a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters. His body weighs around 78 kg with 42 inches chest size, 34 inches waist size, and 12 inches biceps. He has hazel eyes color with brown hair color.