John Hastings retires from Tests, ODI’s to focus on T20

Australian fast bowler John Hastings has announced his retirement from first-class and 50-over cricket, in order to prolong his t20 career. He has represented Australia in 1 test, 29 ODIs and 9 T20Is.

"Trying to get back after four shoulder reconstructions, four major ankle operations and a major knee operation has just worn me down," Hastings told 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.

"I've had a tough run with injuries lately but I've still thoroughly enjoyed every moment with the Victorian boys over the years," Hastings added.

"I also want to thank everyone involved over my Victorian journey who helped me become the cricketer I am today. Everyone has been amazing every step of the way. "I've still got a bit left in the tank though, and I can't wait to get back on the park with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash" he concluded.

Shreya Vyas

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