Mark Boucher retires from international cricket

Mark Boucher retires from international cricket

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been forced to retire from international cricket because of an eye injury.

In a statement read out by South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Tuesday, Boucher said the severity of the injury he suffered in a tour game against Somerset had ended his Test career.

Boucher, who no longer plays international limited-overs cricket, would have reached 150 Test appearances in the three-match series against England that was also expected to be his farewell tour.

Boucher sustained a ruptured left eyeball when he was struck by a bail standing up to the stumps to leg-spinner Imran Tahir on Monday.

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