[caption id="attachment_764987" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/John-Hastings-and-Mitchell-Marsh.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-764987" alt="Australia fast bowler John Hastings. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/John-Hastings-and-Mitchell-Marsh.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Australia fast bowler John Hastings. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/john-hastings/">John Hastings</a> on Tuesday revealed that he is forced to retire from all forms of the game due to a mystery lung condition which continues to scare him. <p></p> <p></p>Hastings, 32, has had repeated incidents where he has <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mystery-lung-condition-forces-john-hastings-into-retirement-764986">coughed up blood</a> while running in to bowl. The allrounder has been dealing with the condition for a few years, but having been sidelined from the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/big-bash-league">Big Bash League</a> (BBL) where he has played for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/melbourne-stars">Melbourne Stars</a> for seven seasons, he has now pondered the severity of having blood vessels bursting in his lungs while he delivers a cricket ball. <p></p> <p></p>"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," Hastings was quoted as saying by the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>"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. <p></p> <p></p>"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." <p></p> <p></p>The 33-year-old Hastings, who has played one Test, 29 ODIs and nine T20Is for Australia, hung up his whites and ODI uniform in October 2017. <p></p> <p></p>During his county career, Hastings has played 75 first-class matches for Victoria at home and Durham and Worcestershire. He has also played 113 List A matches and recorded 179 wickets at an average of 27.59. He achieved his best figures of 6 for 45 during a game against Sri Lanka in August 2016. <p></p> <p></p>Now, after retirement, Hastings, who has also played for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolkata-knight-riders">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/chennai-super-kings">Chennai Super Kings</a>, plans on opening a cafe next year along with his wife Briannan and her cousins, in Frankston South. <p></p> <p></p>"That's going to be called 'Mr Frankie'. I'll be in there helping out, trying to sell some coffees, and we're just going through the process of liquor licensing," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"There's an opportunity in the market down there to provide something fresh, new and fun."