It was not supposed to be this way. South Africa stalwart Mark Boucher had trained and prepared vigorously for what he intended to be his final Test series, but things turned out very differently.
The talismanic wicketkeeper was forced to announce his retirement from international cricket a day after undergoing eye surgery following a severe injury which he sustained during his side's tour match against Somerset at Taunton.
Boucher suffered a laceration to his left eyeball after being struck by a bail, and underwent a lengthy two-and-a-half hour operation just hours afterwards.
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