Former Aussie bowler, John Hastings, who recently declared his retirement from all forms of cricket will now open a cafe with his wife, Briannan in Australia itself.
Hastings wishes to open a cafe in Australia
Meanwhile, Hastings was struggling with an illness that pushed or instead forced him to hang his boots from international cricket. Although John Hastings first noticed the issue several years ago but despite having tests and operations, he couldn’t know the root cause of what had happened. Moreover, the all-rounder had to quit cricket after doctors warned that it could be life-threatening if he continued to bowl.
However, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Hastings, Briannan and her cousins are planning to open their cafe next year in Australia.
“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. There’s an opportunity in the market down there to provide something fresh, new and fun,” John Hastings told the Australian newspaper.
However, the former Melbourne Stars skipper had signed with Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL 2019) season. John Hastings, who stopped playing last month and revealed he was coughing blood while playing domestic cricket. Although his final international outing was a One-Day game against New Zealand in 2017.
“It’s (only) when I bowl. The pressure at the crease, little blood vessels in my lungs burst,” he told The Age newspaper in Melbourne on Wednesday.
“There was just a lot of a 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 added.
Meanwhile, Hastings had played one Test, 29 ODIs and nine T20Is for Australia before retiring from Tests and ODIs a year ago to become a T20 specialist. He had an excellent T20 career playing 106 matches scoring 877 runs and also bagged with 116 wickets to his name.