Dan Christian Biography – Personal Life, Career, Facts, Awards, Records, Controversies, Wife, Net Worth

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Dan Christian Biography – An Australian batting all-rounder who offers extra valuable pace bowing along with staggering hitting abilities, Dan Christian has earned a perennial name in the national team. A global hire run for all the global T-20 franchises, Dan Christian had been a spectacular short format player. His dual role often prioritizes him over other all-rounders.

Dan Christian is a Right-Handed middle-order batsman who bowls Right-Arm medium-fast. Christian is a limited-overs specialist player and hasn’t been a part of the national test team. Spending all his life in and out of the national team, Christian has gained paramount experience. He made his debut for the Australian team at the T-20 format in 2010.

Dan Christian Biography – Cricketing Career & Personal Life

Dan Christian family
Dan Christian family

Dan Christian was born on 4th May 1983 at Narrandera town in New South Wales state of Australia to Trevor Christian and Miranda Christian. He belongs to the Wiradjuri ancestry which has its base in the British, Irish, and Australian regions. Christian have been fond of cricket since his childhood and developed his game at a tender age.

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Dan Christian was deeply anticipating a professional career in football that was short-lived due to an unfortunate injury. He then shifted to cricket where he succeeded professionally. Christian wasn’t so fond of academics in his childhood and was notorious. Christian had constant support from his family who encouraged him to play the sport.

  • Age: 38 Years
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Alma Mater: St. Gregory’s College, Campbelltown
  • Coach: Trevor Davis

Dan Christian Early Days

Dan Christian Early Days
Dan Christian Early Days

Daniel Christian sustained a brutal injury at a club football match in 2001 following which he was out of sporting activities for a brief period of two years. After acknowledging the fact that he can’t pursue a professional career in football, he joined the Australian Cricket Academy in 2003. He developed and defined his cricketing skills and since then there was no looking back.

Dan Christian Domestic Career

Dan Christian Domestic Career
Dan Christian Domestic Career

Dan Christian had a fruitful time at the Australia cricket academy where he represented the club team and displayed a fine all-around performance. After a brilliant domestic season in 2006, Christian signed a contract to represent the New South Wales domestic team and made his List A debut at the Australian One-Day Cup 2006-07.

Dan Christian had a satisfactory debut season for New South Wales but did not get his contract renewed for the 2007-08 season. Disappointed by the series of events, he decided to join the South Australian team ahead of the upcoming season. Christian currently represents the Victoria team in the Australian domestic circuit.

Australian Big Bash League

Dan Christian marked his debut at the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat in the 2011 season. Christian proved his valuable importance as an all-rounder in the Brisbane team. He was retained by the franchise till the 2015 season and retained ahead of the 2016 auctions. Hobart Hurricanes picked the talented all-rounder in the auctions for $500,000.

Dan Christian had a repealing period for Hobart Hurricanes where he was in and out of the team due to injuries or other commitments. Hobart Hurricanes retained Christian till the 2018 season after which he was picked by the Melbourne Renegades franchise. Christian currently plays for the Sydney Sixers franchise and is set to play the 2021-22 season starting next week.

English T-20 Blast

Dan Christian got renowned as a T-20 player after the T-20 World Cup of 2010. He signed a deal with the English county club Hampshire to play the T-20 domestic cup. He played for Hampshire till the 2013 season and was picked up by Gloucestershire Gladiators for the 2013 T-20 season. He however refused to play any match against Australia.

This led to his release and was picked by Middlesex for the 2014 season. Nottinghamshire County Club was Christian’s fourth franchise at the English T-20 blast and probably the most prolonged and successful one. He scored a brilliant knock of 129 against Kent in his inaugural season. Christian has a brief history with the county.

Dan Christian in IPL

Dan Christian in IPL
Dan Christian in IPL

Dan Christian has been a valuable part of the IPL. Christian was signed by the Deccan Chargers franchise for the 2011 season. After the exit of Deccan Chargers from IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore showed interest in the Aussie and picked up the talented man for the 2013 season at a whopping $100,000 auction price.

Christian’s disappointing form kept him out of the IPL for a brief period till 2017 when he was picked by the runners-up Rising Pune Supergiants franchise under MS Dhoni. Left unsold for another three IPL auctions, Dan Christian was picked once again by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise for the 2021 season.

Other Domestic Leagues

Dan Christian has always been a top global T-20 hire for many franchises. Other than the eccentric cash-rich leagues, Christian has played for Trinbago Knight Riders at Caribbean Premier League, Karachi Kings at the Pakistan Super League, Jozi Stars at Mzansi Super League, Notts Outlaws in County Club league, and Dublin Chiefs at the Euro T-20 slam.

Dan Christian International Career

Dan Christian International Career
Dan Christian International Career

Dan Christian led an indigenous Australian cricket team that toured England in 2009. He was marvelous at the tour that led to his selection in the Australian national cricket team. Christian made his debut in February 2010 against West Indies in a T-20 match. His splendid performance led to his inclusion in the Australian squad for the ICC T-20 World Cup 2010.

Dan Christian continued to be a consistent part of Australia’s T-20 team and he was tried in the ODI format against Sri Lanka where he broke certain records. Christian recorded his best bowling figures against Sri Lanka at the second ODI on 2nd March 2012 which also included a hattrick but Australia failed to win the match despite his impressive performance.

Dan Christian was then inconsistent on the national side. He was picked for the Bangladesh T-20 series in August 2021 ahead of the T-20’World Cup in Dubai. Christian smashed five sixes in a single over off Shakib Al Hasan and scored 39 runs off 15 balls. He was named as one of the three injury covers for the Australian squad for the 2021 ICC T-20 World Cup.

Dan Christian: Wife/Girlfriend

  1. Deanna Atlas 
Dan Christian with Deanna Atlas 
Dan Christian with Deanna Atlas

Dan Christian tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Deanna Atsalas in Melbourne in 2017. Dan and Deanna had met during a Big Bash League match while he was playing for Melbourne Renegades. The couple initially shared a mesmerizing bond but later differences grew after which they decided to part ways in 2019.

  1. Lucy McIntosh
Dan Christian with Lucy McIntosh
Dan Christian with Lucy McIntosh

Dan Christian was single after his divorce until he met an Australian model Lucy McIntosh in Sydney. The two are currently in a relationship and Lucy travels with Dan to his every overseas match. McIntosh was once mocked in India after a disappointing loss of his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021. The couple is currently dating and shares a good bond.

Dan Christian Net Worth

36 Crore

Dan Christian Net Worth
Dan Christian Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Australian all-rounder Dan Christian is Rs. 36 crores. Dan Christian has always been a part of cash-rich leagues such as IPL, Big Bash League, and Vitality T-20 blast. Christian also earned a significant amount of his income from Australian national team appearances and a few endorsements for popular brands.

Dan Christian’s wealth can be portrayed through his lavish lifestyle. Christian owns a lavish mansion in Sydney and has a premium collection of cars including Tesla, Mercedes, and BMW.

Dan Christian Controversies

Dan Christian Controversies
Dan Christian Controversies

Dan Christian has landed up himself in many controversies at the gist of his professional career. Here are the snippets of his controversial remarks;

  1. Daniel Christian has made controversial remarks about Indian and RCB captain in a podcast released by him but was later deleted. According to reports, he had released racist remarks.
  2. Dan Christian had given racist comments against Caribbean players including Darren Sammy following which Cricket Australia served him a year ban.
  3. Dan Christian and his girlfriend Lucy McIntosh were attacked by RCB fans after his humiliating performance led to the franchise’s defeat against KKR in 2021.
  4. Dan Christian represented the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in 2017 where he wore the wrong jersey of his fellow teammate Ben Stokes and entered the field that sparked controversy.

Dan Christian Records

Dan Christian Records
Dan Christian Records
  1. Third Australian to record a hattrick alongside a hattrick in a One-Day international match.
  2. First Australian to hit five sixes in a single over in international cricket.
  3. First Australian cricketer to play in over five domestic leagues and represent over 10 franchises.
  4. Top scorer for South Australia at the Ryobi Cup in 2011-12.

Dan Christian Facts

Dan Christian facts
Dan Christian facts
  • Dan Christian consumes alcohol occasionally.
  • Dan Christian’s father was a rugby player and he too wanted to follow his father’s footsteps but failed due to an injury.
  • Dan Christian loves to travel and his hobbies include reading and listening to music.
  • He was the third Australian international cricketer to lead an indigenous side.
  • Dan Christian is fond of cars and loves to go on long drives with his premium wheels.

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