No one can match Mark Boucher's achievement: Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn in action during the opening day of the first Test match at Newlands © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Cape Town: Nov 10, 2011

 

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn on Wednesday claimed that no wicketkeeper can match his teammate Dale Steyn’s record of 500 catches in Test cricket.

 

Boucher became the first wicketkeeper in the history of the game to take 500 catches in Test cricket, when he caught Australia opener Philip Hughes on the opening day of the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town.

 

Steyn told media after the match, “That is serious, I don’t think anyone will catch up to him really. What a player. If anybody ever wrote him off, he’s coming out again and showing what he’s worth on the field and how valuable he is.”

 

“There might be other talented players out there, but there will never be another Mark Boucher,” he added.

 

Steyn took four wickets on the first day to help South Africa reduce Australia to 214 for eight at stumps on day one.