Mark Boucher Retired from International Cricket After Eye Injury.South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has retired from international cricket after suffering a extreme eye injury in the work of his country tour match against Somerset, team captain Graeme Smith revealed on Tuesday.
Boucher had to abide anaplasty on a “laceration” to the white of the larboard eyeball on Monday night afterwards getting addled by a bond on day one of the Proteas’ bout bout at Taunton.The adventure occurred if a brawl from spinner Imran Tahir apple-pie bowled Gemaal Hussain, with Boucher stood up to the stumps and cutting a cap instead of a helmet.
He anon hit the arena and was helped from the angle with claret allegedly advancing from his eye.The 35-year-old was due to acknowledgment home afterwards the operation and Smith, speaking at Taunton, apprehend out a account on Boucher’s account that accepted his retirement from South Africa duty.
This tour to England was set to be his final duty for South Africa and the Lord’s Test would have been his 150th appearance. Boucher will end on 998 international dismissals, including 555 from 147 Tests, which is a record. He also took a catch in the field against West Indies when AB de Villiers was keeping.
“I never ahead announcement my retirement now but affairs behest differently,” Boucher said in the statement.”For now, I’d like to acknowledge a huge amount of humans for their ardent abutment for the endure 24 hours. I now arch assimilate a alley of ambiguous recovery.”
The South Africa selectors will name a backup for Boucher on Wednesday. Thami Tsolekile, appropriate as the almsman to Boucher and nationally apprenticed from April 1, is the likeliest applicant to be alleged up. However, the drillmaster Gary Kirsten said AB de Villiers would yield the gloves for the aboriginal Test at The Oval.
Tsolekile afresh played for the South Africa A ancillary in the two actionable Tests adjoin Sri Lanka A and has aswell been called in the band to biking to Ireland to adumbration the chief ancillary from the third Test. He endure played for South Africa in 2004 if he represented the country in three Tests including one adjoin England at Port Elizabeth.