Smith says ODI retirement will leave ‘a big hole in Pietersen’s life’

“One-day cricket has been a big part of his life for a very long time and, right now, he thinks he can just walk away from it. Maybe he can. But I think he`ll quickly find there`s a big hole in his life, which isn`t as easy to cope with as he may think,” he said.

Latif rates Boucher among top five wicketkeepers in history

He was struck in the left eye by a bail as he stood up to to spinner Imran Tahir. This freak accident, which now threatens vision in his affected eye, resulted in his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.

Boucher fearing over ‘left eye removal’ following freak injury in tour match

"He has already lost 30-40 per cent of the eye, and there are no guarantees he will be able to keep the rest of it,” the Daily Mail quoted a close friend of Boucher, as saying.

De Villiers excited, confident over new role as keeper

AB de Villiers is excited to be keeping wicket for South Africa in next week’s first Test following the freak injury that ended regular keeper Mark Boucher’s career.

I always try and wear helmet while keeping: De Villiers

"It was a freakish accident that happened and I will definitely have a helmet on, like always. I had it on the whole Indian Premier League and I``ll keep doing the same.”

Stewart says England’s tour to India next year would be ‘litmus’ test after Oz ‘no contest’

Former captain Alec Stewart has said England’s tour to India would be their real test after an easy one-day series against Australia.