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The hardest decision Mark Boucher ever made in his life was the one to retire, and he made it two months ago, writes Neil Manthorp in the Telegraph.
The mood in the Proteas' camp is sombre. Of course, in light of recent events at Surrey, nobody was losing perspective. Boucher won't get the fitting end his career deserves, but at least he had one - and a glorious one at that. He may even lose the sight in one eye, which would be awful. But it is not life and death. Boucher's Tweets confirmed that he needed not reminding of that. Mark Verdon Boucher doesn't do self-pity.