Former off-spinner Pat Symcox has reckoned that South African cricketer Mark Boucher is the Proteas' best option as wicketkeeper in Test matches.

His comments came after Boucher scored 65 runs and took first three catches of the Sri Lanka's second innings on the third day of the opening Test match in Centurion. Boucher faced 101 balls and struck 10 boundaries, which signaled his return to form.

He had earlier posted a record last-wicket partnership of 61 with Imran Tahir at SuperSport Park. Symcox came out in support for Boucher on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Boucher's contribution significant again. Those who think his time is up are wrong. There is no-one better right now," Sport 24 quoted Symcox, as saying.

"Keep playing on your bagpipes, bud! Bouchie is the best keeper-batsman in the history of SA cricket!" he added.