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Kieswetter Forced To Retire


Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter has retired from cricket after failing to recover sufficiently from a horrific eye injury in 2014. 

The former England opening batsman was struck on the face in 2014 by a balled boweled by Northants David Willey that shattered his cheekbone as well as giving the South African born player vision problems.

Kieswetter returned to the game in late 2014 but took time away from the game towards the end of that season to try and recover both physically and mentally from the effects.

However he has retired from the game and finished his career as a professional with 46 England ODI caps as well as featuring in 25 T20 games got the Three Lions after qualifying for England.

Kieswetter told the Somerset Official Website “After been given the opportunity to take some time off and step away from the game, I’ve come to the decision that wasn’t the easiest to make, yet I feel is the right one.

“Having gone through that experience of my eye injury and everything it entailed, I feel mentally I will never again be the player that I was.”

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