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‘Stricken Boucher an inspiration’

AB de Villiers reckons Mark Boucher can still play a key role in South Africa’s upcoming Test series in England despite a freak injury that forced him into retirement.

cricket Updated: Jul 13, 2012 23:29 IST

AB de Villiers reckons Mark Boucher can still play a key role in South Africa’s upcoming Test series in England despite a freak injury that forced him into retirement.


De Villiers is preparing to keep wicket in Boucher’s place during next week’s first Test at The Oval. De Villiers, who will try to get is glovework going during a three-day game against Kent in Canterbury, south-east of London, starting Friday, said Boucher, with the cricket world wishing him well in his battle to save the sight in his left eye, would prove a powerful source of inspiration.

“He’s been an idol in South African cricket for many years; he’s been a rock, the guy with the guts,” the middle-order batsman said.