England Wicket-Keeper Craig Kieswetter quits cricket following his eye injury

Vicky / 05 June 2015

England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter has announced his retirement from cricket because of an eye injury that he sustained while playing for Somerset against Northants in the English County last year.

Kieswetter broke his nose and damaged his eye socket and cheekbone when the ball went through his helmet grill and hit his eye. He has struggled to regain perfect vision. He said that he won’t be the same player ever again after the injury. He also said that he is retiring with no regrets as his careers had many ups and occasional downs.

Here is how that incident happened:


I feel mentally I will never again be the player that I was. I have had a terrific career, with plenty of ups and occasional downs, and I am calling time on my career and walking away with no regrets, he said.

The 27-year-old played 46 one-day internationals and 25 Twenty20 matches for England and was a part of the famous victory in the 2010 World T20, England’s first ever victory in an ICC tournament. 

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