It is very important for an athlete to have his sight with him because his sight helps him in winning every game. You cannot become an athlete if you have no vision to guide you on whatever track you will go through. So after an eye injury which caused him is lens, iris and pupil, it felt like the whole world crashed on Mark Boucher.

The former South African wicket keeper, Mark Boucher, lost the lens, iris and pupil after an eye injury and this forced him to announce on Wednesday that he is finally deciding to file his international retirement.

After his eye injury which happened last month, Boucher already decided to quit his international cricket career and he said that he was unlikely to return quickly, or even at all, to the professional game after undergoing a series of operations. All-in-all, he played in 147 tests and was even completed a world of 555 test dismissals. The 35-year old cricket keeper suffered a lacerated left eye after being struck by a bail during the Proteas’ warm-up against Somerset in England last month.

Obviously, Boucher was said of his decision but this is the best that he can do. “It is unlikely that I will play any professional cricket again in the near future, which is very unfortunate as I was looking forward to contributing as a player for the Cobras,” Boucher said in a statement. “The risk of additional damage to my left eye or even damage to the other eye doesn’t warrant it. It has been a difficult time for me mentally and physically. I have lost the lens, iris and pupil in my left eye. There was severe damage to my retina… physically, at times, I have been in a lot of pain.”

Truly, if you were probably in Boucher’s situation right now, you will deny and you can’t accept your condition at first. But it is probably time for him to rest and take care of himself.