View Full Version : Mark Boucher to undergo eye surgery

July 9, 2012, 09:11 PM
Mark Boucher's participation for the Test series against England is in doubt after he suffered a "significant injury," to his left eye during the tour match against Somerset. Boucher had to leave the field at the end of the 46th over when a googly from Imran Tahir ricocheted off the stumps and struck him in the left eye. Photographs showed Boucher bleeding from the eye as he left the field.


Video: http://www.3news.co.nz/VIDEO-Boucher-to-undergo-eye-surgery-after-bail-hits-him/tabid/317/articleID/260736/Default.aspx

July 9, 2012, 10:05 PM
The photo was unnecessary. The article itself is sufficient.

July 10, 2012, 04:34 AM
Really sad and unfortunate.
That is probably the career ending injury for him.
Irony, he stands on 999 international dismissals.

July 10, 2012, 07:19 AM
Mark Boucher has retired

Post op this was the report

"The extent of the eye injury can be described as severe. The eyeball (globe of the eye) was repaired during the operation," Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa manager, told ESPNcricinfo. "The long-term prognosis at this stage remains unknown. He is definitely out of the series and will return home as soon as able to travel. The selectors will announce a replacement shortly."


Real shame...you never want players to go out in this manner :(

July 10, 2012, 07:38 AM
I just read about his eye operation. Man the thought of it hurts. I feel so sad for Mark. Hope he recovers.

ICC must make it compulsory for WK to wear protection when standing to close to stump.

This happened in summer of 2010


and 2 years later


Boucher is uncertain of recovery. I know many will say they are different circumstances as one got hit by a ball and other by a bail but both WK was standing close to the stump.

July 10, 2012, 07:40 AM
Maybe a mod should update the title to reflect the new update(his retirement)

July 10, 2012, 08:15 AM
Mark has announced his retirement post the horrific eye injury. It was probably his last Test tour as well.

What an imperfect ending to a fine and respectable career. I think we all can agree that Mark Boucher is probably one of the finest WK to grace the field. Maybe only behind Gilchrist. Respect Mark.


July 10, 2012, 08:23 AM
What a terrible way to end his career. Boucher along with Gilchrist redifned wicket keepers role in todays cricket. That test record he put together will stand for a long long time, maybe forever considering how teams are playing less Tests nowadays.

July 10, 2012, 09:10 AM
Respect for a cricket great.

July 10, 2012, 09:15 AM
very unfortunate way to finish a great's career ! Hope he recovers well !

July 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
Sad end to the career of one the greatest wk of all time

July 10, 2012, 12:16 PM
I sincerely hope he gets his vision in the injured eye back. This is really terrible.

July 10, 2012, 12:45 PM
Very sorry to hear this. He was a great cricketer, has been around since time of Hanse Cronje if I remember

July 10, 2012, 12:47 PM
My favorite Wk-Batter! wish him a speedy recovery and gonna miss him a lot! Hoping to see him in BPL next year??? is there a chance of that happening?

July 10, 2012, 01:09 PM
My favorite Wk-Batter! wish him a speedy recovery and gonna miss him a lot! Hoping to see him in BPL next year??? is there a chance of that happening?

i srsly doubt

July 10, 2012, 01:09 PM
why do u doutb??whast teh reason?>

July 10, 2012, 01:11 PM
man that was some serious injury. Im seriously frustrated watching keeper in front of the stumps and yet having no helmet. You never know when the ball deflects onto your neck or eyes...or some other part of the body.

All I want is that he has a quick recovery.

He is no doubt a legend..His batting may not be close to that of the likes of ponting and tendulkar but we must remember he was also a WK.

July 10, 2012, 01:20 PM
why do u doutb??whast teh reason?>

He did mention that he is gonna retire and its not just intl cricket..its simply competitive cricket as a whole

he will def. lock everything up so no real chance of him getting ready to for a t20 league which doesnt really matter to him. If he could really play in BPL then why not for national side?

and also he probably has his commitments and other works

July 10, 2012, 01:53 PM
I wish him all the best for his future. Very unfortunate. Seriously hope that he gets his vision back..

July 10, 2012, 02:19 PM
Respect, definitely one of the best WK's of his era. Agree with him being second only to Gilchrist, maybe even on par with him.

July 10, 2012, 02:20 PM
someone pointed out Mark Boucher retired with a test average of 30.30 and Taibu with 30.31. You can not make this up.

I think most of has seen the famous Boucher sledging Taibu video.

July 10, 2012, 02:35 PM
^^^ i loved that video

Leafs PWN
July 16, 2012, 03:59 PM
Any updates on his condition?

July 16, 2012, 08:58 PM
Any updates on his condition?


they say there is no obvious detachment of the retina so he could regain his sight, later in the article it says boucher does express interest in playing for his franchise although it's to early to tell whether he will play cricket again.

al Furqaan
July 16, 2012, 10:11 PM
very unfortunate...hats off to the young man!

July 20, 2012, 10:15 PM
the surgery went well and the accumulated blood has been removed.