John Hastings Retires From First-Class and ODIs

Australian quick bowler John Hastings announced his retirement from first-class as well as from one-day cricket on Friday.

John Hastings has featured in 29 ODIs for Australia, he also played one test against South Africa in 2012.

Hastings, however, will continue to play T20 cricket and hence will be eligible for the selection in this format of the game.

Hastings, who played one Test and 29 ODIs, will continue to play T20 cricket, and will be eligible for selection in this format.

The 31-year-old fast bowler made his ODI debut against India in 2010, he played his last ODI against New Zealand in June this year. He took a total of 42 wickets in ODI. He also played 9 T20I for Australia so far.

Injury was the main issue due to which Hastings announced his retirement from tests and ODIs.

“Trying to get back after four shoulder reconstructions, four major ankle operations and a major knee operation has just worn me down,” Hastings was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“The body is just giving up and every time I try to load back to get back to four-day cricket or one-day cricket, it seems as if something else goes. It was a tough decision, one that wasn’t made lightly, but I’ve decided to give the two longer formats away and focus on T20,” he added.

Australian cricket chief James Sutherland described Hastings as a “brilliant” competitor.

“John has been a great servant of Australian cricket, and a player who worked extremely hard to be the best he could be, both at national and domestic level and we congratulate him on his achievement,” he said

“He was a brilliant competitor particularly in limited-overs cricket for Australia, and a smart cricketer who with bat and ball was always in the game and looking to play his role helping Australia and the Victoria Bushrangers achieve success on the field,” he added.

 

 
Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply