Strange lung conditions force Hastings to retire


Hastings suffers from a rare lung disease that causes him to cough blood after bowling.

Hastings suffers from a rare lung disease that causes him to cough blood after bowling. © Getty

The Australian pacer John Hastings has announced to stop all forms of cricket due to a strange lung disease. The 33-year-old was already retired from one-dayers and tested last October, but continued to play T20's and even headed Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League last year.

He had continued to play, despite the fact that he was discovered last summer of a mysterious condition. And it appeared again while playing for his club Frankston peninsula in preparation for the coming season of BBL. Last month he had announced that he would come out of cricket indefinitely.

"I have gone through an extensive test process," Hastings told The Age. "I think it is important to note that I am in good health, I have been through stress tests and bronchoscopes and angiogram bronchoscopes and all these kinds of things. It is rather invasive and long-term I think.

"Her [only] when I come. The pressure in the fold, small blood vessels in my lungs burst. That determines that I regularly cough up blood when I try to cover. It is really scary.

"I train now, do F45, lift weights or boxing it does not happen It's really just the pressure of actually landing bowling There was just a lot of gray area around health in the long run, whether it was causing any damage, and if there was potential to get fatal bleeding on the field, they really could not say yes or no and I was not happy with that.

"It was a rather difficult little period, the last five or six months, but I have now agreed with him and I'm pretty comfortable with what it's all about." I would have loved a Big Bash title. because I think it's a great game, and we had our chances with the stars over the years. [But] it would not be. "

Hastings, which has represented Australia in all three formats – playing 1 Tests, 29 ODI & # 39; s and 9 T20I & # 39; s – has taken away 50 international wickets, except for the second highest wicket-taker in 2016. Despite his "difficult initiation & # 39; has commented in which he publicly criticized the selection of his good friend Steve O'Keefe, resulting in an asset in their relationship, he will continue to look for more media opportunities.

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