Australian cricketer John Hastings could see his career come to an untimely end as the 32-year-old pacer is suffering from a strange disease.
Hastings is coughing blood whenever he bowls.
But he is able to do rest of the activities without facing any issue.
Hastings has stated the condition is getting worse at the moment.
Here's more on the same.
Hastings, who was supposed to play in the Big Bash League in the 2018-19 season, has revealed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that he coughs blood whenever he bowls.
"When I step up the intensity in bowling, literally I burst blood vessels in my lungs and I walk back to my mark and cough up some blood."
This is indeed strange for Hastings, who underwent tests and operations several times after coming to know of the issue, years ago.
"It's literally just bowling. It's not running. I can do boxing, weight sessions, rowing, anything like that," said Hastings.
Till now, nobody knows on whether the disease will have a long-term effect.
"There's a lot of grey area surrounding it," said Hastings.
Hastings fears that his career may get over sooner than expected.
He would have liked to cash in on to the money-spinning Big Bash League, but things do not look on the bright side for the Aussie.
Hastings was expected to play for the Sydney Sixers in the upcoming BBL season.
He has also represented Australia in 29 ODIs, 1 Test and 9 T20Is.
Despite wanting to play the game for a long period, Hastings is set to see his journey cut short.
"I wanted to play tournaments all around the world. That's one of the reasons I retired early from one-day and four-day cricket."
"To see it maybe slipping away, it's pretty tough to take," added Hastings.
We hope he is able to turn things around.
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