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Boucher can still 'contribute'

2012-07-11 09:50

Johannesburg - Former Proteas captain Shaun Pollock said Mark Boucher can still contribute a lot more to cricket, once he recovers from his injury, according to a report on EWN's website.

Pollock said Boucher was always passionate and dedicated to the game.

Boucher retired from international cricket on Tuesday due to the eye injury he sustained in the match against Somerset.

Boucher has been a mainstay of the South Africa side for 15 years, appearing in 147 Tests and becoming the first wicket-keeper to take 500 catches in Test cricket, where he has also scored five hundreds.

He had intended for this tour to England to be his final in international cricket, with his 150th Test scheduled for the third of the series at Lord's.

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Comments
  • ian.levinson.7 - 2012-07-11 10:28

    100% Shaun, i think Mark can be one heck of a fielding coach along with keeping instruction, he has plenty to offer

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-11 12:52

      I certainly hope he can. It is amazing that even after all these years of outstanding contribution to his country, there is not one 'keeper who is his standout replacement. There is not one who is really challenging his levels even at the ripe old age of 35. I don't think we really realise how good he has been for us.

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-12 07:09

    Mark hoop j word gou beter dat jy ons jong paaltjiewagters kom leer hoe om jou status as krieket held te handhaaf jy was n ware insperasie vir n klomp jong spelers van ooral in die wereld alles van die beste vorentoe en sterkte

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