Tributes pour in for Boucher

2012-07-11 09:14
Mark Boucher (Gallo Images)

Mark Boucher timeline

2012-07-10 15:04

A look at the prolific career of Proteas wicket-keeper Mark Boucher after he announced his retirement from international cricket after a cruel eye injury.

Cape Town - Sport24 readers have rallied behind South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher after he retired due to a serious eye injury.

GALLERY: Mark Boucher timeline

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say:

"A true legend."
- Bryan McConnell

"He served the country with pride." - Peter Ndamase

"You made history with bat and glove."
- Hugh Olphart

"You will be remembered as the world's best wicketkeeper." - Sabia Lockheart

"Mark we will pray for you. You are role model for any younger that want to play cricket. Get well soon." - George Karadimos

"Good luck Mark, hope you can carry on for there is no one to replace you!" - Thomas Cannon

"I'm heartbroken for Mark. This freak accident is denying him the send off he deserves as a servant to SA cricket for well over a decade!" - Ghattingh

"This is so sudden! So unbelievable! Our team will never be the same without Bouch." - Mshondolozi Matshini

"Tsolekile? Honestly... WHY! Bouchie with one eye would still be better!" - ryanwilsonsa

"Should have worn his sunnies." - Marcel

"Wishing you well for your future, but I hope you are not lost to cricket. A man of your talent can help and guide many an up and coming cricketer to great heights." - Blignaut Michelle

"Fare thee well, this most exceptional man, hero and legend of our times. Thanks for all the Memories."
- Alicia Myburgh

"You will pass on to the young the great gift you have." - AM

"He has represented this country with pride and dignity. No scandals, but commitment and determination through and through."
- SiyandaWalterMda

"Mark will always be one of our greatest cricket players who has always shown the true determination and guts that we hold dear to our hearts. He has made us proud to be South Africans every time he took the field!"
- Blackwolf

"He has left us with good memories and has shown the youngsters how to be a good and selfless servant. He has been magnificent."

"Thanks for being a true ambassador to the game of cricket and South Africa." - Sean Lambie

"Your experience behind the stumps will be missed."
- Zipho Best

"You were in a league of your own behind the stumps."
- Deswin Abrahamse

"What a sad and unfortunate end to a brilliant and very profound career! You will be sorely missed. Bring on the commentating!"
- Bianca Shaw

"It's really unfortunate that he ended on 999 international dismissals. Almost like Sir Donald Bradman ending his Test career with an average of 99.6 run average."
- Charlearnestad

"Unfortunately life does not have a fairy tale ending...Lords would have been his 150th test, and he ends with 999 dismissals in international cricket."
- Frans Visser

"He has 1 wicket from bowling out Dwayne Bravo so in my books he has a 1000. :)" - Brendonml

"He broke almost every wicketkeeping record there was, and some of them will never be bettered." - Hquin

"Awesome 15 years Bouchy!! Thanks so much! Record for most Test catches(532) and most Test dismissals(555) in a career." - Ben

"Great player I will always remember him hitting the last ball for four to win the 438 one day game.....thanks Mark." - Deon

"Big gloves to fill." - Rob Baggaly

The man with the golden gloves has kept wicket in the green and gold for the last time. (Gallo Images)

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