Craig Kieswetter © Getty Images (File Photo)
Craig Kieswetter © Getty Images (File Photo)

England and Somerset wicketkeeper/batsman Craig Kieswetter has been forced to retire due to an eye injury, he announced on Friday.The 27-year-old South Africa-born player was left with vision problems after breaking his nose and damaging his cheekbone while batting in a County Championship match against Northamptonshire in July last year. Craig Kieswetter announces retirement following eye injury

“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,” Kieswetter said in a statement on the Somerset website. “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.

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Kieswetter represented England in 46 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 25 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), making his ODI debut against Bangladesh in February 2010. He was also the Man of the Match in England’s only silverware win when they won the World Twenty20 in 2010 in West Indies.

With inputs from AFP!