[caption id="attachment_648847" align="aligncenter" width="594"]<img class="size-full wp-image-648847" alt="John Hastings Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/517205094.jpg" width="594" height="355" /> John Hastings Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Victorian pacer, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/john-hastings" target="_blank">John Hastings,</a> has announced retirement from First-Class and ODI cricket. This announcement resulted after the streak of injuries that took a toll on the veteran. Hastings had played just a Test for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> in 2012. However, he has been an integral part of Australia s limited-overs leg. Now, Hastings will play his trade solely in T20 cricket. The 31-year-old is expected to miss the initial matches of JLT after being struck by a back injury. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking to <i>cricket.com.au</i>, Hastings said, Trying to get back after four shoulder reconstructions, four major ankle operations and a major knee operation has just worn me down. 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. I've had a tough run with injuries lately but I've still thoroughly enjoyed every moment with the Victorian boys over the years. <p></p> <p></p> I also want to thank everyone involved over my <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/victoria" target="_blank">Victorian</a> 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." <p></p> <p></p>Hastings had already intimated his Victorian teammates about his retirement a week ago. Hastings has played 29 ODIs. He was part of Australia s Champions Trophy campaign this year. <p></p> <p></p>He was the second leading wicket-taker in ODIs in 2016. Of the one Test he played for Australia, Hastings ended with the figures of 1 for 153 against South Africa at WACA in 2012. <p></p> <p></p>His illustrious First-Class cricket ends with tally of 239 wickets at 27 off 75 matches. He also had a decent batting average of 22. He was also part of Victoria s Sheffield Shield triumph.