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Aussie Seamer John Hastings Retires From All Forms Of Cricket Due To Mystery Lung Condition

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| November 14 , 2018 , 16:21 IST

Australian fast bowler John Hastings on Wednesday has retired from all forms of cricket, after citing a bleeding lung condition while bowling.

The 33-year-old, whose last international was a one-day match against New Zealand in 2017, stopped playing last month and revealed that he was coughing up blood when bowling in domestic cricket.

Speaking to media Hastings said that doctors were unable to guarantee he would not have a fatal bleed when playing, forcing his retirement. "There was just a lot of grey area surrounding long-term health, whether it was causing any damage, and if there was any potential to have a fatal bleed on the field."

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"They just really couldn’t say yes or no. And I wasn’t happy with that. "It was a pretty tough little period, the last five or six months, but I’ve come to terms with it now, and I’m pretty comfortable with where it’s all at."

"I would have loved a Big Bash title. That would have been unbelievable because I think it's an amazing competition. And we had our chances with the Stars throughout the years. [But] it wasn't to be."

Hastings had so far played one test, 29 ODIs and nine Twenty20 internationals for Australia before retiring from tests and ODIs a year ago to become a T20 specialist. The Australian speedster took 42 ODI wickets at an average of 29.90 and seven T20I wickets at 35.28 while picking up 179 List A wickets and 116 T20 wickets overall.