For Boucher, his life and outlook changed when that bail struck his eye in Taunton in 2012, just three matches away from his 150th Test and retirement. His 'bubble' was broken and the real world flooded in.
In Mark Boucher's new book, he speaks about topics ranging from cricketing to the political to the humorous. Here are some stand-out quotes.
While Strauss has been doing his best to replay the last calls of his international career, another articulate former captain has put out an interesting tome on his time as player and captain.
If the Test match between Australia and South Africa gets rained off, why not try a cricket based online game to keep you occupied?
Pirates Don't Play Cricket, co-written by former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien and maths teacher Rowan Gibson, is an action-packed, detail-filled and educational look at team-work, making new friends and learning how to throw a ball.