Bresnan knows his career could end at any given time
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has realised how brutal the game of cricket can be, after seeing what happened to Mark Boucher in a warm up match against Somerset.
Boucher announced his retirement from international cricket after he was struck on the eye by a bail that was dislodged after Imran Tahir bowled a googly, and was later diagnosed with a lacerated eyeball, which took three hours to surgically repair.
Bresnan explained that Boucher’s experience was why he would start taking advantage of playing for his country, while also making the most of his Test career.
The Daily Express, quoted him as saying: “It’s tragic and, I obviously feel very sorry for him (Boucher) not being able to finish on a high note. He (Boucher) was going to retire at the end of the series, but it’s such a shame that he’s not going to get the send-off his great career deserves. It’s a reminder to us all. You realise that it all could be finished tomorrow, you just have to live for today and live for the moment and that’s the way I like to play and the way I like to live my life really.”