Happy Birthday SA Cricket Coach Mark Boucher
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Fri Dec 03 2021
Happy Birthday SA Cricket Coach Mark Boucher. Mark’s full name was Mark Verdon Boucher (born 3 December 1976) in South Africa. Boucher is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer who has played all three formats of the game.
Mark is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of all time and holds. The record for most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper with 532 catches and a total of 555 dismissals.
He has represented Border, Warriors, South Africa and Africa XI, ICC World XI. And Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Boucher is currently the head coach of Titans.
Boucher has been a consistent feature of the South African side since the 1997/1998 tour of Australia until his retirement from international cricket in addition to a serious eye injury against Somerset in July 2012.
At the time of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) change public hearing in 2021, Paul Adams sued under oath that Mark Boucher and other teammates had racially abused him by calling him “brown shit” in a team. grossly mistreated.
From the time he succeeded Dave Richardson to his retirement, Mark Boucher was South Africa’s first-choice wicketkeeper and is inclusively regarded as one of South Africa’s greatest wicket-keepers.
Mark’s name holds the record for most dismissals (catches and stumpings) in Test cricket. Boucher originally reached the record when he overcame former Australian wicketkeeper, Ian Healy, in the first Test of the Bank Alfalah Test Series vs Pakistan in Karachi on 3 October 2007.
When he stumped Umar Gul off Paul Harris. When he caught Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim in February 2008, he lost the record to Adam Gilchrist before regaining it.